It was reported earlier this week that Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi has been removed from Chingford and Woodford Green Constituency Labour Party’s (CLP) executive committee.
Ms Wimborne-Idrissi, the co-founder and Media Officer of Jewish Voice for Labour, an antisemitism-denial group and sham Jewish representative organisation, was serving as the Vice-Chair of Chingford and Woodford Green’s CLP. However, the recent elections for the East London constituency saw Ms Wimborne-Idrissi, along with supportive CLP Chair Gary Lafley, replaced in a shake-up that was spearheaded by local members.
This latest development comes after it was reported last year that Ms Wimborne-Idrissi had been suspended from Labour pending an investigation after a rebellious meeting of her local Chingford and Woodford Green CLP.
The meeting reportedly featured speeches from both the former Chair, Gary Lefley, and Ms Wimborne-Idrissi criticising Sir Keir Starmer and General-Secretary David Evans over their response to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) damning report into antisemitism in the Labour Party.
In her comments, Ms Wimborne-Idrissi allegedly said: “The cynical manipulation of Jewish fears and concerns is unforgivable and undermines all our work against racism of all kinds.” She also reportedly criticised the “weaponisation” of antisemitism, saying: “May I just say there are many Jews in the party, including me, who endorse 100 percent what Pippa said about the weaponisation.”
Earlier this week, we reported on the election of a Jewish woman as the Chair of Hendon Constituency Labour Party’s (CLP) executive committee, with supporters of both Jeremy Corbyn and Momentum being ousted from their positions.
The Labour Party was found by the EHRC to have engaged in unlawful discrimination and harassment of Jews. The report followed the EHRC’s investigation of the Labour Party in which Campaign Against Antisemitism was the complainant, submitting hundreds of pages of evidence and legal argument. Sir Keir Starmer called the publication of the report a “day of shame” for the Labour Party.
In the first release of its Antisemitism in Political Parties research, Campaign Against Antisemitism showed that Labour Party candidates for Parliament in the 2019 general election accounted for 82 percent of all incidents of antisemitic discourse by parliamentary candidates.
Campaign Against Antisemitism’s Antisemitism Barometer 2019 showed that antisemitism on the far-left of British politics has surpassed that of the far-right.
Campaign Against Antisemitism advocates for zero tolerance of antisemitism in public life. To that end we monitor all political parties and strive to ensure that any cases of concern are properly addressed.