Sutton and Cheam's MP Paul Scully has not raised residents' concerns about Heathrow's expansion with the Department of Transport in the last two years.

A Freedom of Information request from the Sutton Lib Dems revealed there is no record of the Conservative MP meeting or corresponding with ministers since July 2017.

Sutton, which is roughly nine miles southeast of Heathrow, sees aircraft pass over it at above 5,000 feet – but proposals could see them descend to as low as 3,000 or 4,000 feet.

Chair of Sutton Council’s Environment Committee, Cllr Manuel Abellan, said: “Residents across Sutton are deeply concerned about the impact that Heathrow’s expansion will have on our borough.

"Therefore it is a shocking revelation that Tory MP Paul Scully has failed to meet ministers and not sent them a single letter or email in the last two years.

"This is yet another example of Sutton’s Tory MP completely failing to stand up for local residents.

“Paul Scully has himself admitted that the Heathrow flight path will go over Sutton.

"Given the noise, traffic and air pollution this will generate, residents will consider it a kick in the teeth that their Tory MP took a gift worth £520 from a company wanting to build Heathrow’s new terminal.

"Like his own government, he's clearly in favour of the expansion of Heathrow Airport- he should come clean and say so.”

The Register of Interests reveals that Mr Scully received a £520.83 gift from the Arora Group, which is currently conducting a stage one consultation of proposals to deliver and operate a new terminal on the western boundary of the airport.

The gift covered the value of a ticket and hospitality for a football match in March.

Mr Scully, who previously served as Conservative party vice-chairman, abstained from the 2018 vote on a third runway.

Sutton Liberal Democrats are campaigning against the expansion of Heathrow Airport, including the building of the third runway, which they argue will impact Sutton by worsening noise, traffic, air pollution and contributing to the climate crisis.

The Council helped bring a challenge to plans for a third runway to the High Court, which ultimately failed.

Claimants argued that Chris Grayling, transport secretary, ignored environmental factors, including air quality and climate change, but the court found these were not arguable grounds.

Paul Scully MP has been contacted for comment.