The 1973 Shrewsbury Trial Conspiracy: state power, big business and trade union freedom

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5 October 2023

A panel marking 50 years since the Shrewsbury ‘conspiracy’

On the 50th anniversary of the Shrewsbury ‘conspiracy’ trial Eileen Turnbull and Terry Renshaw will detail the conspiracy between the Tory government, building contractors and the police to frame and imprison 24 pickets for their participation in the building workers strike the previous year.   The meeting will be chaired by John Hendy KC.

Eileen Turnbull is Researcher for the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign and author of A Very British Conspiracy: the Shrewsbury 24 and the Campaign for Justice published this year.  A trade union lawyer, she received a doctorate for her research on the trial from the University of Liverpool in 2018.  Terry Renshaw, a convicted Shrewsbury picket, is a member of the Campaign Committee.