Debate on the inquest into Kevin Williams’ death

15 year old Kevin Williams was one of the 96 Liverpool fans who tragically died as a result of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster in 1989. The original inquest into the disaster returned a verdict of accidental death and ruled that all the victims were dead by 3.15 that afternoon. However there is much evidence to challenge this assertion; as numerous witnesses including a policeman and a member of St John Ambulance saw Kevin Williams alive well after 3.15.

Kevin’s mother Anne has long campaigned for a new inquest into his death to take place and a recent e-petition on this subject received over 118,000 signatures.

At a debate in Parliament yesterday I called for Anne Williams to finally be able to find out the truth about what happened to her son on that fateful day.

Speaking in front of the Attorney-General I said:

The deaths and the tragedy may have happened some years ago, but many people have said to me that it is as if it had happened today: the grief and anger are still there, and the determination to get to the truth of what happened remains. […]

I hope that today the Attorney-General will be able to give us information that will take us nearer to establishing that long-sought-after truth.