It’s not just about the passengers

<em><p style="font-family:gill sans">Heathrow expansions is also fundamental to UK exports</p></em>

Many people claim to speak on behalf of the residents of the Heathrow area, suggesting how much better it would be if they did not have one of the world’s busiest international airports as a neighbour. But what of the residents themselves? For most, Heathrow is not just an airport but the lifeblood of their communities.

According to a recent opinion poll 57 per cent of residents in the 12 constituencies surrounding Heathrow said that they felt ‘positive’ towards the airport, and only 8 per cent said they felt negative feelings.

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