On October 14th 2014, it was reported that Mr Bridgen stood by his remark, saying: “I used the language that I recall was used to me. I see this issue as a huge problem and I am certainly not antisemitic and if push comes to shove I have historically sided with the Israelis on matters debated in our chamber.”
It was reported that numerous figures within the Jewish community had criticised the Conservative Party’s failure to comment on the matter at that time.
It is unknown whether any disciplinary process was instigated against Mr Bridgen by the Conservative Party.
In November 2019 we put this matter to Mr Bridgen but did not receive a response.
In November 2019 we put this matter to the Conservative Party but did not receive a response.