A veteran Jewish Labour MP has been targeted by activists who are “hell-bent” on attacking her at meetings of her constituency party.
The orchestrated campaign against Louise Ellman, MP for Liverpool Riverside, from within her own local branch has created an “intimidating and hostile” atmosphere for Jewish members, a councillor said this week.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he is “disappointed” with Lord Levy after the Jewish peer threatened to would quit the party if it did not address allegations of rising antisemitism within its ranks.
Last summer, Jeremy Corbyn swept to power in the Labour Party — in spite of his political support for the anti-peace and antisemitic Hamas and Hezbollah. And it did him no damage when it emerged that he had leapt to the defence of Raed Salah, the blood libeller, and Steven Sizer, the 9/11 conspiracist.
Transport for London has been urged to outline the measures it will take to stop unauthorised anti-Israel posters appearing on the tube network in future.
Labour MPs Tulip Siddiq and Wes Streeting have today written to the transport group’s managing director to ask for a clearer response to this week’s spate of “subvertisements” on trains in the capital.
Ivan Lewis has announced his bid to become the first elected mayor of Greater Manchester.
The Labour MP for Bury South, who is Jewish, confirmed he will put himself forward for the position - a week after Manchester’s police and crime commissioner Tony Lloyd said he would also be seeking the Labour candidacy.
Mr Lloyd has served as Greater Manchester’s interim mayor since June 2015.