Haringey councillor at centre of antisemitism claims expelled by Labour

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Haringey councillor at centre of antisemitism claims expelled by Labour

Elected to represent the Fortis Green ward in May's local elections Joy Wallace, who once tweeted that a rabbi had been 'paid handsomely' to condemn Jeremy Corbyn, has been expelled from Labour

Lee Harpin is the Jewish News's political editor

Joy Wallace and one of her offensive tweets
Joy Wallace and one of her offensive tweets

A Haringey councillor at the centre of antisemitism claims has been expelled from the Labour Party.

Labour sources confirmed Joy Wallace -elected in the Fortis Green ward in May’s local elections – was ousted from party over tweets sent from the @JoyWall79169497 account -including one alleging that a rabbi was “paid and rewarded handsomely” for criticising Jeremy Corbyn on BBC Radio 4.

Wallace had been suspended by Labour in June after the tweets was first exposed.

The councillor refused to comment on questions about her involvement with the Twitter account when asked at the time.

Another tweet said of Conservative MP Priti Patel: “She does not consider her parents refugees/migrants or in fact that her ENTIRE family are ethnic people… because she has straight hair and nose. Her skin might be vitiligo or a strong sunbed?!”

Haringey Civic Centre

Wallace’s expulsion came at the same time as a similar sanction was handed out to Jewish Voice For Labour co-founder Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi.

The Labour leader of Haringey Council had previously warned local party councillors she “will not tolerate antisemitism” amid concerns over a few elected representatives in the borough.

Council leader Peray Ahmet also warned Labour councillors that they will be expected to resign if they fail to declare any damaging conduct from their pasts.

Jewish News has contacted Labour and Wallace for comment.


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