Press release - Conservative Group leader Cllr Bob Bayford calls upon TDC’s Labour administration to clarify its policy on Manston Airport

Today, Cllr Bob Bayford, leader of TDC’s Conservative Group, called upon Cllr Clive Hart to clarify his administration’s policy on Manston Airport and its request for night flights.

Cllr Bayford said: “Last May, many Labour councillors campaigned on a ‘no night flights’ platform and, in December, Cllr Mike Harrison even cast doubt on the need for a consultation on the proposal, heading his blog on the subject ‘RIP Manston Airport’.  I think we can reasonably  assume that Labour do not want the airport to succeed.

“The Council’s independent report into the night flights proposal is in and it is high time that Cllr Hart let the people of Thanet know what his administration is going to do about it.  The future of the airport and its prospects for providing much needed employment in Thanet depends on it.”