Delyn MP David Hanson has spoken out in Parliament to call for the Government to finally release official papers relating to the strike and the prosecution of the ‘Shrewsbury 24’ after 40 years to help achieve justice for the group.
Mr Hanson spoke today in Parliament to call on the government to release the papers, which are being held on the basis of national security, as part of an ongoing campaign by convicted building workers known as the Shrewsbury 24. Those fighting for the release of the papers including the star of BBC TV show The Royale Family Ricky Tomlinson, and former Mayor of Flint Terry Renshaw, who were members of the group who were prosecuted in 1973 following the national building workers’ strike in 1972.
David Hanson MP said:
“I have been a long time supporter of this campaign as it is clear that this group deserves justice and that there is no good reason these papers can’t be released.
It’s inexplicable that after 40 years people like Terry Renshaw are still having to fight to clear their names, so the Government urgently needs to listen to the will of the Commons which voted in favour of the documents being release and publish the records now.“