Attending the NUM memorial for David Jones and Joe Green

It was a real honour to lay a wreath at the incredibly moving NUM memorial for David Jones and Joe Green, who sadly lost their lives on the picket line in 1984.

We must never forget the injustices done in the miners’ strike, where the Government at the time did all they could to break the miners and their way of life in communities like ours here in Barnsley.

And we must always remember David and Joe, brave men standing up for their communities and their way of life, whose lives were so tragically cut short.