Rickey Tomlinson and Des Warren


Download and print an information sheet about the campaign here.

Please be aware that we are the official campaign. There are other organisations, mainly based in London, with websites who are purporting to represent the convicted pickets. We wish to confirm to you that our campaign committee, based in the North West, is the only body that is acting for and has the support of the pickets.

Shrewsbury 24 campaign

We seek to overturn the unjust prosecution of 24 building workers following the first ever national building workers strike in 1972. They picketed building sites in Shrewsbury and were prosecuted in 1973. They became known as the “Shrewsbury 24”.

Our main focus is an application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) to have these cases referred to the Court of Appeal and for these miscarriages of justice to be overturned. It was submitted on the 3rd April 2012. Find out more...

Petition & Parliament Debate

The ‘Paper Petition’ demanding that the Government release documents relating to the conviction of the Shrewsbury 24 was served at Number 10 Downing Street on Monday 16th December 2013. Find out more here and here. A big thank to everyone that signed the petition and helped collect signatures.

The Parliamentary Debate on 23rd January 2014 was won by 120 to 3 – find out more. Please read the ‘thank you message‘ to everyone that help make this happen.

 The Campaign

The Strike

The Pickets