Antisemitism claims now account for nearly 48 per cent of cases considered by Labour NEC

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Antisemitism claims now account for nearly 48 per cent of cases considered by Labour NEC

New figures published by Labour for the first two months of 2023 confirm 47.83% of all cases brought before the party's disciplinary sub-committee concerned anti-Jewish racism

Lee Harpin is the Jewish News's political editor

2018 protest against antisemitism outside Labour HQ in central London
2018 protest against antisemitism outside Labour HQ in central London

Antisemitism allegations accounted for nearly 48 per cent of all cases considered by Labour’s national executive committee’s (NEC) disciplinary sub-group during the first two months of this year.

New figures published by the party confirmed that “most cases” coming before the NEC Complaints and Disciplinary Sub-Committee still involved claims of anti-Jewish racism.

But the figure was significantly down on the 65 per cent figure last November, and the 80 per cent statistic on antisemitism in May 2022.

New figures confirmed allegations of antisemitism accounted for 47.83% of all cases up until the end of February 2023.

While 13.04% of all cases involved allegations of anti-Black racism, sexual harassment, homophobia, or other forms of racism, 8.7% of all cases involved allegations of sexism and 4.35% of all cases involved allegations of Islamophobia, transphobia, and victimisation.

It was also confirmed that during the first two months of 2023, 47.826% of cases resulted in expulsion, suspension, or a referral to the Independent Complaints Board.

While 34.783% of cases resulted in a formal warning of a reminder of conduct and 17.391% of cases resulted in a reminder of values or no further action.

The party confirmed that 13 cases were determined by hearings of Labour’s national constitutional committee (NCC) in which four members resigned before a hearing, 3 of which had been sent a bundle by the NCC secretary.

Of these cases, three individuals were expelled, and members were suspended, while three members received a formal warning, two members received a reminder of conduct, and one case was not upheld, and one was pending a final determination as to sanction.

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