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Boris pushes for Thames Estuary airport plan
8:40am Tuesday 9th October 2012 in News
LONDON mayor Boris Johnson has stepped up his campaign for a new Thames Estuary airport.
Mr Johnson spoke at the Tory party conference in Birmingham.
He has been an enthusiastic backer of a Thames Estuary hub airport, to avoid expanding Heathrow airport.
Yesterday, he used the conference to reiterate his opposition to any attempt to build a third runway at Heathrow, telling the crowd the only options were to build in the Thames estuary or find a "long-term solution" at Stansted.
"I suggest to my friends in government and everyone here who thinks that's the answer, move off that idea. It is not going to happen. We need a better solution."