Published On: 2nd July 2024

The Public Interest Law Centre are representing a number of Core Participants (CPs) who were monitored and spied upon during the period of Tranche 2 (1983-1992).

Our Opening Statement to Tranche 2, Phase 1 of the Inquiry is here.

We will be representing the following people during this phase: 

The Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament (CND) is a CP in its own right. Kate Hudson, its General Secretary will give evidence on their behalf. CND was infiltrated by at least two officers during the Tranche 2 period – ‘John Kerry’ and ‘Timothy Spence’. 

Lindsey German was a member of the Socialist Workers’ Party, and elected onto their Central Committee. The SWP was targeted by at least 35 officers during a 40-year period. At any one time there were at least 4 officers in the organisation in London alone. She is now the convenor of the Stop the War Coalition.

Michael Chant is a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party (Marxist Leninist). The undercover officer ‘Malcolm Shearing’ infiltrated that organisation and reported on it for about 2 to 3 years.

Tranche 2 (Phase 1) evidence hearings are scheduled to begin on Monday, July 8, 2024, and will continue until Friday, August 2, 2024.