Liverpool actor Ricky Tomlinson will address a fringe meeting of the Labour Party conference in Manchester as he campaigns to overturn a 39-year-old conviction for picketing.
The Royle Family star was one of 24 building workers put on trial in Shrewsbury in 1973.
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