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.”
Boris Johnson has attacked the demotion of Justine Greening - claiming it shows the Government is intent on expanding Heathrow Airport.
David Cameron moved to rejuvenate his top team today with a number of moves for the region's MPs in his cabinet reshuffle.
Our Political Correspondent Phil Hornby looks at the prospects for the South's Tory MPs as PM David Cameron prepares his Cabinet reshuffle.