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Mike Backs Calls for Thatcher International Airport

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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 Britains 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.