Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has backed a Parliamentary Motion which calls for tribute to be made to the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher by renaming one of Britain’s international airports.
Early Day Motion (EDM) 1262 – Baroness Thatcher Tribute – was proposed in order to recognise the international impact of Margaret Thatcher. A number of airports around the UK have already been renamed after famous individuals, including the George Best Belfast City Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Commenting, Mike said: “The precedent to name airports after significant figures has already been set, so I am right behind renaming a major airport after Thatcher. Personally I would like to see Gatwick Airport, which was named after an old manor and literally means ‘goat farm’, changed to the far more enticing Thatcher International Airport.”