UK Election Outcome Throws Third Heathrow Runway into Doubt

9 May 2010 (Last Updated May 9th, 2010 18:30)

Plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport in London, UK, could be opposed by two of the three parties once the final results of the general election are announced. The Liberal Democrats and Conservatives have said they will scrap the plan. Meanwhile, with a hung parliament, t

Plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport in London, UK, could be opposed by two of the three parties once the final results of the general election are announced.

The Liberal Democrats and Conservatives have said they will scrap the plan. Meanwhile, with a hung parliament, the Labour Party could have to follow suit, despite the runway project being part of its election manifesto.

The project is unlikely to get a majority vote in the new House of Commons, according to a report on telegraph.co.uk.

The Labour Party's campaign has also been plagued by its handling of the aviation lockdown after the eruption of the Icelandic volcano.