Draft motion of support for OTJC

This motion prepared by the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign and supported by the TUC is for use by political and trade union branches, councils or other organisations to demonstrate their support for the campaign.


This [political party/trade union/Council/other organisation] wants to put  on record its call for a full public inquiry into the actions of the police at the Orgreave coking plant on 18th June 1984 during the miners’ strike of 1984-85.

Along with ex miners, their families, campaigners from the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, this [organisation] waited patiently for nearly 2 and half years for the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to complete their “scoping” exercise, investigating whether to investigate the actions of the police on that day.

The IPCC report conceded that “the unwillingness to disclose evidence of wrongdoing by officers does raise doubts about the ethical standards of officers in the highest ranks of the South Yorkshire Police at the time”.

The Home Office at this point issued the following statement:-

 “The Home Secretary will consider any request she receives to set up a public inquiry into Orgreave”.

 The Home Secretary has been in receipt of the legal submission submitted by the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, since 15th December 2015 and as not yet responded to requests for 2nd meeting with Theresa May.

This [organisation] believes that the issue of Orgreave is of local and national importance to all the public as the style of policing undertaken at the time was in our names. A full investigation into the military style policing used on that day is now long overdue and only a full public inquiry can fully investigate this.

This [organsiation] therefore calls on the new Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, to order a full public inquiry into the deployment and actions of the police on 18th June 1984 and to conduct meaningful discussions with Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, The NUM and concerned MPs.

Download a PDF draft here: motion for full public inquiry to AR plus meeting