15 Nov Andy McDonald MP & Shadow Transport team visits Stansted Airport
London Stansted today welcomed the Shadow Transport Secretary, Andy McDonald MP, and Shadow Aviation Minister, Karl Turner MP, to see how the airport is planning to make best use of its existing runway capacity and improve the UK’s global connectivity over the next decade.
The Labour transport team were briefed on the strong case for cutting journey times and improving reliability on rail services between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport to help unlock the airport’s spare capacity.
They were also shown Stansted’s new employment plans through its MAG Connect initiative, designed to support the airport’s growth and create job opportunities in areas where there is higher unemployment. As part of this work Stansted runs job fairs on-airport, in Harlow and attends dozens of local job fairs in addition to launching a permanent presence in Tottenham Job Centre Plus.