Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson says wheels of justice ar

Bill Esterson


Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson will be receiving a briefing from Lord Falconer on Monday to hear the next stage of the ongoing fight for justice for the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives at Hillsborough.

Former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer has been working with the Hillsborough families to get justice for those who lost their lives in the tragedy.

Lord Falconer is giving a briefing to the Hillsborough All Party Parliamentary Group.

Bill Esterson said the briefing was timely given the news that the Attorney General has applied to the High Court for the original 'accidental death' inquests to be quashed.

Bill said: "After a wait of 23 years, the families of the 96 are now seeing things finally moving.

"The news that new inquests are being set up has to be welcomed, particularly in light of Anne Williams' illness.

"The wheels are finally in motion, but Monday's briefing with Lord Falconer will give my Parliamentary colleagues and I the opportunity to consider how we can continue to support the campaign and push for legal action to be taken to finally hold those people who were responsible for the disaster and the subsequent cover-up to account."

Bill has also this week put his name to an Early Day Motion which reads: 

"That this House notes the twenty-three year fight for truth and by families, survivors and campaigners following the Hillsborough Disaster on 15th April 1989; notes that steps are underway to seek to quash the original inquest verdicts of the ninety-six victims and undertake new inquests; further notes the collaboration of musicians to produce a cover of 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' by the Justice Collective to be released on 17 December, with all proceeds going towards a legal fund to support the families in their continuing fight for justice; and calls on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to waive VAT on this recording so as to maximise the funds available to support the Hillsborough families."
Bill said: "The families deserve all the support we can give them. They've been through a lot over the past 23 years, but hopefully we are seeing the light at the end of the very long tunnel.
"The Justice Collective's single is out on December 17. The funds raised from the sale will be going to pay some of the legal bills which the campaign will amass in the coming months.
"I know people in Sefton Central will continue to show their support for the families and the campaign and I am confident that the single will be the Christmas number one."

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