Heathrow expansion - Be Heard

In 2013 nearly 60,000 Richmond residents made their voice heard regarding the future of Heathrow. The results were presented to the Government to demonstrate that any further expansion of Heathrow Airport is not acceptable to the majority of people in West London.

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Background

Between 22 April and 16 May 2013, residents from Richmond and Hillingdon boroughs were invited to cast their vote on two questions.

  1. Should a third runway be built at Heathrow?
  2. Are you in favour of more flights into and out of Heathrow?

140,516 votes were received in total, which represented an overall turnout of 41%.

The results show that an overwhelming majority of residents in both boroughs (72%) are against a third runway and 73% do not want to see any more flights in or out of the airport. That is over 100,000 people saying ‘No’ to both questions.

Results

Richmond upon Thames' Heathrow referendum results
Richmond upon Thames Number of votes
Number of ballots distributed 136,880
Overall turnout 43% (59,466)
Should a third runway be built at Heathrow? Yes: 20% (12,055), No: 80% (47,031)
Are you in favour of more flights into and out of Heathrow? Yes: 18% (10,853), No: 82% (48,100)
Breakdown of results by ward
Ward Turnout (number of cleansed responses received) Response to Q1 - should a third runway be built at Heathrow? Yes % Yes response to Q1 Response to Q1 - should a third runway be built at Heathrow? No % No response to Q1 Response to Q2 - are you in favour of more flights into and out of Heathrow? Yes % Yes response to Q2 Response to Q2 - are you in favour of more flights into and out of Heathrow? No % No response to Q2
Heathfield 3,230 851 26 2,378 74 700 22 2511 78
Whitton 3,187 728 23 2,457 77 654 21 2515 79
West Twickenham 3,314 728 22 2,586 78 658 20 2652 80
St Margarets and North Twickenham 3,472 604 17 2,866 83 555 16 2908 84
South Twickenham 3,159 614 19 2,540 80 544 17 2604 82
Twickenham Riverside 3,105 701 23 2,401 77 633 20 2464 79
Hampton 3,319 876 26 2,440 74 788 24 2526 76
Fulwell and Hampton Hill 3,264 716 22 2,547 78 658 20 2600 80
Hampton Wick 3,230 809 25 2,415 75 737 23 2481 77
Teddington 3,340 737 22 2,599 78 702 21 2626 79
Hampton North 2,919 852 29 2,059 71 773 26 2132 73
North Richmond 3,440 537 16 2,901 84 455 13 2978 87
South Richmond 3,427 606 18 2,819 82 539 16 2880 84
Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside 2,977 647 22 2,328 78 612 21 2353 79
East Sheen 3,582 493 14 3,086 86 410 11 3161 88
Mortlake and Barnes Common 3,281 504 15 2,776 85 465 14 2809 86
Kew 3,815 561 15 3,250 85 515 13 3292 86
Barnes 3,077 491 16 2,583 84 455 15 2608 85
Total 59,138 12,055 20 47,031 80 10,853 18 48,100 81

Updated: 22 July 2015