Government urged to back Heathrow expansion by former chancellor George Osborne
The former chancellor said the west London hub needs increased capacity so that Britain can be " outward-looking, free-trading and global".
Reports emerged on Thursday that ministers could back expansion at both Heathrow and Gatwick.
Mr Osborne claimed that although building a second runway at the latter could be considered, it should not happen at the same time as Heathrow expansion.
In a series of Twitter messages, the Tory MP for Tatton wrote: "Time for a decision on airports and go for Heathrow.
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