Eileen Turnbull started her working life as a machinist at the Bryant & May matchworks in Liverpool before becoming a trade union tutor. For many years she was the legal officer of the GMB union in the region. She is the Researcher for the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign. She received a doctorate from the University of Liverpool in 2018 for a thesis analysing this miscarriage of justice. She has written for the Morning Star, Tribune and a variety of trade union journals. She continues to live in Liverpool.