Get Councils to Support the Campaign

The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign would like to ask your Council to pass a resolution to support the Campaign and contact the Home Secretary to ask her to order a Public Inquiry into the events at Orgreave on June 18th 1984.

We have received magnificent support from a number of Councils throughout the country and are hoping that we can get much more support to help us succeed with our request for an Inquiry. We have also received a lot of support from many Labour Party, Trade Union colleagues and branches and political and social justice organisations throughout the country showing that this is not just an issue affecting the north of England.

See a list of councils and links already on board here


Barnsley Council

http://barnsleymbc.moderngov.co.uk/documents/g4049/Agenda%20frontsheet%2002nd-Feb-2017%2010.30%20Full%20Council.pdf?T=0

Media

http://www.barnsleychronicle.com/article/councillor-to-fight-for-orgreave-inquiry

Sheffield Council

http://democracy.sheffield.gov.uk/mgAi.aspx?ID=8711

http://democracy.sheffield.gov.uk/mgAi.aspx?ID=10924

http://democracy.sheffield.gov.uk/mgAi.aspx?ID=13782

Media

https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-9f6a-Sheffield-to-slam-Amber-Rudd-for-betrayal-over-Orgreave-probe#.WOPt0Tx4WEc

Doncaster Council

http://doncaster.moderngov.co.uk/mgAi.aspx?ID=3640

Media

http://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/news/doncaster-council-condemn-home-secretary-s-decision-not-to-hold-inquiry-into-orgreave-1-8260145

Wakefield Council

http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/Pages/News/PR5005.aspx

Bradford Council

https://bradford.moderngov.co.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=583

Media

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14808764.amp

Rotherham Council

https://rotherham.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/275557

http://moderngov.rotherham.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=491&MID=13829

Media

http://www.southyorkshiretimes.co.uk/news/crime/rotherham-councillors-seek-police-apology-for-orgreave-1-7464990

Derbyshire Council

https://www.localgov.co.uk/Government-refusal-to-hold-inquiry-into-Orgreave-clashes-‘appalling’-says-council/42284

https://otjc.org.uk/north-east-derbyshire-motion-passed/

Media

http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2017-01-02/council-to-call-for-orgreave-public-inquiry-derbyshire/

Durham Council

https://democracy.durham.gov.uk/mgAi.aspx?ID=23780

Media

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/durham-county-council-joins-calls-11941906.amp

Bolsover Council

Letter to Amber Rudd from Bolsover Council

 

We have included a model resolution below but please use your own resolution if you think that is more appropriate. If you require a speaker or more information please do not hesitate to contact us. 

You can easily find your local councillor’s information and contact details here – https://www.writetothem.com

Draft request and model motion here:


Leader of ????????????? Council

Councillor ??????????

Dear Councillor ????

‘This Council is concerned and disappointed by the Home Secretary’s rejection on the 31st October, 2016 of an Inquiry into the policing of events at Orgreave.

This Council observes that the Independent Police Commission said in their redacted report released in June 2015 “that there was evidence of excessive violence by police officers, and a false narrative from police exaggerating violence by miners, perjury by officers giving evidence to prosecute the arrested men, and an apparent cover-up of that perjury by senior officers”.

This Council believes in the light of such statements that the Home Secretary needs to review her decision and ensure that there is a full public inquiry into the events at the Orgreave coking plant on 18th June 1984.

This Council notes that 95 miners were arrested and charged with offences, but were all later acquitted amid claims that police at the time had fabricated evidence.

 The Council will write to the Home Secretary and ask that she takes into account the opinion of this Council and accepts that there is widespread public concern about events at Orgreave and calls for her to order an inquiry into them’.