Antisemitism in Local Authorities

Preston 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 10th October 2019.

The Council has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that: “Full Council resolved to adopt the IHRA definition as produced by the Home Affairs Select Committee.”

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 2nd July 2022, to which the Council responded on 4th July 2022.

As part of its response, the Council provided minutes of a Council meeting on 10th October 2019, which show that the Definition was adopted.


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.