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Let Britain Fly hits the road

Over April and May Let Britain Fly (the airport expansion campaign initiated by London First) will be staging a roadshow of events across Britain with meetings now confirmed to take place in Newcastle, Newquay, Liverpool and Edinburgh.

The purpose of these roundtable events is to engage key stakeholders (including business leaders and MPs) on the issue of airport expansion in London and the South East, with a strong focus on the importance of making sure the whole country can access global destinations.

The meetings will explore with participants ways of working together to ensure that the government makes a final decision by the summer recess.

Confirmed meetings include:

  • Newcastle: 12.30pm – 2pm Friday 20 April. This event is kindly hosted by PwC and held in partnership with North East FSB and Newcastle International Airport. Speakers confirmed include Mary Glindon MP (Transport Select Committee member and PPS to the Shadow Transport Secretary).
  • Newquay: 12.30pm – 2pm Friday 29 April. Held in partnership with Cornwall Newquay Airport. Speakers confirmed include Steve Double MP (Chair of the South West Group of Conservative MPs).
  • Liverpool: 12.30pm– 2pm Friday 13 May. This event is kindly hosted by and held in partnership with Liverpool & Sefton Chamber of Commerce. Speakers confirmed include Louise Ellman MP (Chair of the Transport Select Committee).
  • Edinburgh: 12.30pm – 2pm Friday 20 May. This event is kindly hosted by Aberdeen Asset Management and held in partnership with Aberdeen Asset Management. Speakers TBC.

We also hope to confirm further events in Belfast and Leeds in the coming weeks.

If you, or colleagues are interested in attending one of these events please contact Gavin Hayes, Director of Let Britain Fly on

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