Antisemitism in Local Authorities

Derbyshire County 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 7th February 2018.

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

The Council has told Campaign Against Antisemitism: “When the Council originally adopted the definition of antisemitism the report did not contain examples of antisemitism. However, following contact from yourselves, we added examples to the information provided upon our website in relation to our commitment. There was no requirement to seek additional authority from our Cabinet for this…”

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 19th August 2021, to which the Council responded on 3rd December 2021.

As part of its response, the Council provided minutes of a Council meeting on 7th February 2018, 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.

Conservative Councillor Philip Rose, was suspended by the Conservative party for five years, after allegedly sharing social media posts containing inflammatory remarks about Jews.