Antisemitism in Local Authorities

Blackpool City Council

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 12th February 2020.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 31sy July 2021, to which the Council responded on 9th August 2021.

As part of its response, the Council provided minutes of a Council meeting on 12th February 2020, which show that the Definition was adopted.


The following are recent incidents relating to the Council’s officials or councillors that 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.

The Labour Party suspended Councillor David Owen for eighteen months based on allegations that he wrote Facebook posts full of inflammatory comments about Jews.