Actress Emma Thompson has been helping us oppose the government's plans for a third runway at Heathrow. With a vote on the runway now scheduled for next Wednesday, Emma explains how you can help us make sure MPs who oppose Heathrow expansion follow their conscience and vote against the third runway.
Dear Greenpeace supporter,
On Wednesday there will be a vote in parliament on a third runway at Heathrow. Ahead of this vote we urgently need your help to put pressure on Labour MPs to vote with their conscience and say NO to a third runway. We already have the support of the LibDems and Tory MPs.
The government is treating us as if we're stupid. They're asking all of us to reduce our energy consumption while they build another runway at Heathrow. I think it's the most egregious piece of hypocrisy I've seen in a long time.
Fifty-seven Labour MPs signed an Early Day Motion against airport expansion last autumn and now we need those same MPs to vote against a third runway in parliament on Wednesday.
This won't be a binding vote, but cross-party opposition to the runway will put enormous pressure on the government. It will certainly be a big blow to the government's insane plans to expand Heathrow.
Please take a couple of minutes today to send a letter that will go to all 57 MPs who have opposed Heathrow expansion and ask them to stick to their principles at the vote next Wednesday.
I joined the campaign because I want to stand in the way of airport expansion. There are now more than 30,000 beneficial owners of a plot of land on the third runway site and more are joining everyday.
This is the first opportunity for all of us to show the government we're not going to let this runway go ahead. But we also need to get a lot more people involved. Once you have emailed the MPs, you can sign up to become of beneficial owner of the plot and pleasetell your friends, family and colleagues and ask them to do the same.
Thank you for joining with me to stop airport expansion, together we will make sure this runway doesn't go ahead.