On Thursday 8 July, Sir David Amess raised the issue of night flights at Southend Airport with the Secretary of State for Transport following complaints from local residents.
Sir David said
I welcome my right hon. Friend’s statement that not only football, but air travel, is coming home. I will not repeat colleagues’ points about clarity, testing, self-isolation, wearing a face mask and all the rest of it, but will my right hon. Friend please reassure me that as a result of his announcement there is absolutely no need for London Southend airport to stage more night flights? They really do cause a nuisance to local residents.