Antisemitism in Local Authorities

Rochdale 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 11th October 2017.

The Council has told Campaign Against Antisemitism: “…The examples were implicitly adopted by the Council by the adoption the IHRA definition itself.”

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 27th July 2021, to which the Council responded on 11th August 2021.

As part of its response, the Council provided minutes of a Council meeting on 11th October 2017, 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.