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Crispin Blunt signs open letter to Gatwick Chairman blasting Gatwick leaflet stunt

Crispin Blunt has co-signed an open letter to Gatwick Airport Chairman, Sir Roy McNulty, following revelations that Gatwick Airport is sending provocative leaflets to 400,000 households in constituencies around Heathrow. Whilst Gatwick is failing to engage with local communities around its own airport, with this leaflet, they are seeking to frighten residents around Heathrow. It ignores the considerable local and national benefits of Heathrow expansion and escalates Gatwick's negative and unbalanced campaign against Heathrow.

Boris Johnson - Well, folks, this is it, then.

Well, folks, this is it, then. Monday is the day that the royal hands are kissed (not, I think, literally). The bomb-proof prime ministerial Jag will zoom back down the Mall and across the country thousands of relentlessly jovial parliamentary candidates – including your correspondent – will descend on the shell-shocked electorate in what they are all calling the most nail-biting, cliff-hanging, knife-edging photofinish of a campaign: the closest election of modern times.

Crispin Blunt reiterates demand for compensation for rail users

Crispin Blunt has received the response of Patrick McLoughlin MP, the Secretary of State for Transport, to his letter of 16th February, in which Crispin Blunt again demanded compensation for local rail users suffering unacceptable levels of disruption.

MPs and anti-Gatwick groups come together to hand in joint statment to Number 10

Six local campaign groups opposed to Gatwick expansion and four senior MPs have called on the Government to recognise the devastating impact of a second runway at Gatwick, the lack of local political support and the strength of feeling among local residents against changes to flight paths already in and out of Gatwick.

MPs secure assurance from the CAA that aircraft noise misery from PR-NAV will be addressed

Today Sir Paul Beresford, Crispin Blunt and Sam Gyimah, the Members of Parliament representing the people being overflown by the new departure Route 26 out of Gatwick, met Mark Swan, the Director for Safety and Airspace regulation for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to discuss the CAA's review of the implementation of PR-NAV (Precision Area Navigation) from Gatwick since November 2013 and the consequences of its full implementation from May 2014.

MP calls for Oyster zoning extension

Crispin Blunt has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, and the Chief Executive of Southern Railway (Govia Thameslink), calling for Oyster cards to apply south of Coulsdon South to Gatwick Airport, including Earlswood, Redhill, Reigate, Merstham and Salfords. He is seeking the early implementation of a commitment in the Govia Thameslink Franchise agreement for the extension of Transport for London zones to Gatwick Airport, which was agreed last year.