The future of Manston Airport was discussed yesterday by UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall when he paid a visit to Thanet.
Speaking exclusively to Kent News on the matter, Mr Nuttall denied claims voters had been misled over Manston and, while keeping his cards close to his chest, suggested the battle for aviation-only use at Manston was far from over.
“I’m not sure where we are with it but I listen to my local councillors on the ground like Chris Wells and we’ll have to see where we go with that one,” he said.
“What I will say is that anything is possible.”
Pressed on whether he could reveal what he has been told about the project, he simply repeated: “Anything is possible”.
Leader of Thanet District Council, Chris Wells had concluded his earlier speech to UKIP members and supporters by saying:
“In the wings we have a UK-based pension fund investor, negotiating, ready to step into the space that others are going to leave empty.”
“More than that, there’s a third group now coming forward, who are looking to bring proof of funds, which we ask for first now.”
SuMA has held meetings with interested parties and will continue to work with them, whilst respecting their confidentiality, in our stated aim of reinstating Manston to full aviation use. We will continue to investigate opportunities that could achieve that goal. We have every hope that planes will fly from Manston once more.