Hillsborough documents e-petition

At the time of writing over 120,000 people have signed the Government e-petition asking for full disclosure of all government documents relating to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. This means the case must now legally be discussed in the commons.

If you haven’t already signed it, sign it here.

The next stage is to write to your local MP.
You can find your local MP’s address or email here.

Download a Word format letter template, or copy and paste the text below.

24th August 2011
tel: telephone
email: [email protected]

Mrs Louise Ellman
Member for Liverpool, Riverside
515 The Cotton Exchange Building
Old Hall Street
L3 9LQ

Dear Mrs Ellman,

Hillsborough e-Petition

As my MP, I ask that you ensure that the Commons Backbench Business Committee, now that the e-Petition has attracted more than 100,000 supporters, allots time for a full debate of the Government’s decision not to consent to the Information Commissioner’s ruling that the Cabinet papers relating to the circumstances and aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster now be made public.

I ask, also, that you participate in that full debate supporting the e-Petition and further ensure that there is a full disclosure of all the Cabinet discussion, not just based on Chatham House rules.

Yours sincerely,



My Name


  1. This is a great idea.

    As an alternative to writing a letter however, I have simply cut and paste the letter text into an email and emailed my MP.

    You can find email addresses for your local MP here: http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/

  2. Great idea Susan email sent! Anyone who doesnt know their local MP can find out who they are along with email address by entering your postcode on the link Susan Harrison has posted. http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/

  3. Petition signed. MP contacted.
    Hopefully the cabinet papers will be released soon.

  4. Yep, great idea-as non-uk resident I´ll send the above mail with a slight change where it does not “fit” to Miss Ellman, so thanks for posting that form!


  5. John Purchase

    Thanks for making this so easy to do. I have tweeted and e-mailed like-minded LFC fans in my area … YNWA JFT96

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