A CAMPAIGN to prove the innocence of a Merseyside man convicted of murdering his pregnant wife was taken to the House of Lords.
Eddie Gilfoyle was jailed in 1993 for killing his wife Paula, who was found hanged while eight months pregnant in the garage of their Upton home.
Gilfoyle, 50, served 18 years in jail and was released in December 2010.
Personal diaries belonging to Mrs Gilfoyle, which his supporters allege revealed a darker side to her personality, emerged just four months before his release on licence when Merseyside police handed the unseen documents to his legal team.
A review by Avon and Somerset police, commissioned by Merseyside officers, looked into what happened to the diary and other evidence. It has not been released by police.
At the House of Lords last night, Gilfoyle’s former MP Lord Hunt of Wirral hosted the launch of a new booklet which alleges “the case against Eddie Gilfoyle rested on improbable hypotheses which rapidly descended into absurdity”.
Gilfoyle’s trial was told his wife would not have committed suicide and she was happy and bubbly despite a suicide note written in her hand.
The booklet claimed the missing 1972-1976 diary told of a previous suicide attempt, which supporters believe could have led to his acquittal if disclosed at the trial.
Lord Hunt told the ECHO: “This is another big and important step in the campaign to prove Eddie Gilfoyle’s innocence.
“We are actively promoting this booklet and bringing it to the attention of ministers in goverment and the law and order authorities, just to say ‘isn’t it about time people treated this case with the urgency it so desperately needs’?”