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Third Heathrow airport runway 'could be built over M25'

A third runway at Heathrow could be built over the M25, the Transport Secretary has said.

It comes after Theresa May's decision to back Heathrow expansion plunged the Conservatives into turmoil, as Cabinet ministers hit out at the move and a prominent MP quit.

Tory supporting councils are poised to support legal action challenging the plans and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson insisted the scheme was "undeliverable".

Conservative bosses were forced to announce the party would not fight the by-election triggered by Zac Goldsmith in protest over the third runway.

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Tories will not put forward candidate for by-election

Zac Goldsmith resigned over the decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

The Conservatives have announced they will not fight the by-election triggered by former MP Zac Goldsmith, who quit in protest over the Heathrow expansion.

A statement by the party said they "disagree" with Goldsmith but "understand his position".

The statement added: "He has been a hard-working champion for the people of Richmond Park - as we know he will continue to be if they re-elect him as their Member of Parliament - so we will not be putting up a candidate against him at this by-election."

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