Tory MEP backs airport inquiry

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CALLS for an inquiry into whether it would be viable to reopen Sheffield City Airport are being supported by another politician.

Sheffield Central Labour MP Paul Blomfield, who backs the idea proposed by the Federation of Small Businesses, has been joined by Yorkshire regional Tory Euro MEP Timothy Kirkhope.

Sheffield Council said it has no power to order an inquiry.

But Mr Kirkhope said: “With proper enthusiastic ownership this facility would not only benefit Sheffield and the people who live there, but would also be very useful as an infrastructure asset.

“For those who want to do business in Europe, city airports like Sheffield providing short-haul services are becoming ever more popular and economically-critical.”