Dame Margaret Hodge, the MP for Barking, described how she had joined the Labour Party in the 1960s because it was a party that stood up for minorities and against racism.
“I never ever thought I would experience significant antisemitism as a member of the Labour party,” she said.
“I have, and it has left me feeling an outsider in the party of which I’ve been a member for over 50 years… I have never felt as nervous and frightened as I feel today about being a Jew.
“It feels that my party has given permission for antisemitism to go unchallenged. Antisemitism is making me an outsider in my Labour Party.”