The biggest news for West London coming out of today’s Tory conference sessions was Theresa Villers’ announcement that the next Conservative government would not go ahead with the third runway at Heathrow. Instead the next Conservative government would go for high speed rail as a way of reducing the demand for air travel around London. See Conservative’s announcement here.
The Evening Standard reports a negative reaction from businesses.
The overall mood at the conference is pretty sombre given the financial news this morning. Grant Schapps, late of the Ealing Southall campaign last July, made much of the slump in mortgage lending announced today by the Bank of Englnad.