Twenty One Greater Manchester MP’s have written to the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling offering their support for the third runway at Heathrow provided that Greater Manchester and Northern Powerhouse transport projects won’t be sidelined.

Parliament will vote on the proposals for the third runway today but the MP’s led by Manchester Central’s Lucy Powell have said to the Transport Secretary that they want the same policy focus, energy and investment in the region’s transport that London has seen.

The letter says that they support the principle of the third runway on the basis that the “extended transport hub will support the UK’s global connectivity over the next decades” but say that it is important that the region receives form assurances that the Northern Powerhouse Project is given the same priorities to enable a balancing of the economy


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