Antisemitism in Local Authorities

Dudley Metropolitan Borough 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 24 February 2020.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 30th July 2021, to which the Council responded on 27th August 2021.

As part of its response, the Council provided a report and minutes of a Council meeting on 24th 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.

Action yet to be taken against Dudley Councillor Zafar Islam despite a complaint reportedly having been made against him some months ago.

Councillor Pete Lowe, former leader of Dudley council, posted a tweet which purported to shop historical maps of Israel which he shared to criticise the dismissal of Rebecca Long-Bailey from the Shadow Cabinet for sharing an article that contained an antisemitic conspiracy theory.