Antisemitism in Local Authorities


International Definition of Antisemitism

The Council has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism in full, including all of its examples.

The Definition was adopted on 21st January 2020.

The Council has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that it does apply the Definition in disciplinary matters.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 6th August 2021, to which the Council responded on 10th August 2021.

As part of its response, the Council provided minutes of a Council meeting on 21st January 2020, which show that the Definition was adopted.

On 1st April 2023, the Council will be replaced by Westmoreland and Furness Council (covering Borough of Barrow in Furness, Eden District and South Lakeland District Councils).


No incidents relating to the Council’s officials or councillors have been reported to us, however we recognise that antisemitism is chronically underreported and it is possible that there are incidents that have not been reported. To report an incident, please contact us.