West Sussex County Council vote down Gatwick expansion

yes-noToday, members of West Sussex County Council voted against the expansion of Gatwick Airport.

The vote was as follows:

  • 37 Against expansion (including 10 UKIP)
  • 26 For
  • 4 Abstentions
  • 4 Absent

This is also a vote against the leadership of the council, who supported the new airport runway.

Members of the council expressed their concerns at the lack of suitable infractructure in the county, to cope with the expansion.

All ten UKIP county councillors attended and all voted against the airport expansion.