Antisemitism in Local Authorities

Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk

International Definition of Antisemitism

The Council does not appear to have adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

As part of its response, the Council provided its Equality Policy and minutes of a Council meeting on 9th January 2018, which show that the Definition was adopted with no mention of the illustrative examples.

The Council confirmed to the Campaign Against Antisemitism that the examples were excluded and “…This will be reviewed when the policy is next updated.”

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.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 15th August 2021, to which the Council responded on 10th September 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.