Members of the Birkenhead Labour Party have overwhelmingly voted for disgraced MP Chris Williamson to be “immediately” reinstated. Of the fifty members in attendance, only a handful reportedly voiced opposition to the move.
Mr Williamson has devoted much of his time as an MP to baiting Jews by dismissing allegations of antisemitism as “proxy wars and bulls***” whilst supporting Labour activists like Marc Wadsworth and Jackie Walker who were expelled from the Party over their comments. He has been suspended by Labour three times (although the second suspension was overturned by the High Court). He is currently on suspension.
Birkenhead’s Constituency Labour Party apparently rejected a training course on antisemitic conducted by the Jewish Labour Movement, according to minutes of a November 2017 meeting seen by the JC.
Birkenhead is represented by Frank Field, an MP who resigned from the Labour Party in 2018 saying that the Party’s leadership was becoming a “force for antisemitism in British politics”.
On 28th May, the Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a full statutory investigation following a formal referral and detailed legal representations from Campaign Against Antisemitism, which is the complainant.
Over 57,000 people have now signed our petition denouncing Jeremy Corbyn as an antisemite and declaring him “unfit to hold any public office.”