Expanding Birmingham Airport will be Labour mayor candidate Sion Simon's priority
Labour mayor candidate Sion Simon says turning Birmingham Airport into a major international airport will be a top priority if he wins next year’s election.
Speaking at Labour’s conference in Liverpool, he attacked proposals to expand Heathrow Airport and said the Government should be using its aviation strategy to boost regional economies.
Mr Simon also warned that next year’s poll, when the West Midlands will elect a regional mayor for he first time, was likely to have a low turnout because it’s hard to interest voters in a post that doesn’t exist.
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