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There's been a chorus of disapproval from some local MPs following last week's cabinet reshuffles. Phil Hornby muses on their fate.

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Heathrow buzz after reshuffle

The arrival of a new Transport Secretary after a Cabinet reshuffle has renewed speculation about a third runway at Heathrow.

Boris vows to fight Heathrow growth

Boris Johnson has attacked the demotion of Justine Greening - claiming it shows the Government is intent on expanding Heathrow Airport.

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Greening 'victim of aviation lobby'

Reacting to news that Justine Greening has been moved as Transport Secretary, Friends of the Earth’s executive director Andy Atkins said: “Justine Greening is a victim of intense aviation lobbying over airport expansion - and an economic argument that simply doesn’t add up.

“She’s been shunted out of her transport job because of her opposition to a third runway at Heathrow.

“We don’t need more airports or runways in the south east – they would have a devastating impact on local communities and the environment and undermine UK action on climate change.”

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