Antisemitism in Local Authorities

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

International Definition of Antisemitism

The Authority has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that it has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

The Authority said that the Definition was adopted on 31st March 2017.

As part of its response, the Authority provided minutes of an Authority meeting on 31st March 2017, which show that the Definition was adopted.

There is no reference to the examples in the minutes, accompanying report or Freedom of Information response and therefore we cannot assess with certainty whether the Definition has been adopted in full.

Campaign Against Antisemitism considers the examples to be integral to the Definition, without which an adoption is not complete. In a statement on 7th August 2018, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance reiterated the integrality of the examples to the Definition.

The Authority 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 23rd August 2021, to which the Authority responded on 19th October 2021.


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.