On 26th April 2016, Ms Shah’s tweets were exposed. Ms Shah resigned as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, and apologised in writing.
On 27th April 27th, Ms Shah was further criticised for having employed Mohammed Shabbir, the Labour councillor whose “Walk Together” blog post she had shared in , when evidence emerged that he had expressed other allegedly antisemitic views on his blog.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described Ms Shah’s posts as “offensive and unacceptable”, but stopped short of calling them antisemitic.
Ms Shah published an apology to the Jewish community in the Jewish News.
Later that day, Ms Shah apologised in the House of Commons, but was suspended by the Labour Party “by mutual agreement.”
On 3rd May 2016, it was reported that Ms Shah had recused herself from the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee’s inquiry into antisemitism.
On 18th July 2016, it was reported that Ms Shah had been reinstated to the Labour Party, and that she had admitted that her output had been antisemitic.
On 5th September 2016, it was reported that Ms Shah had been readmitted to the Labour Party even though a police investigation into her conduct was still being carried out.
On 30th January 2017, it was reported that Ms Shah had met with representatives of a Jewish community charity, expressing her wish to strengthen her relationship with the Jewish community.
On 26th March 2018, it was reported that, when she was reinstated, Labour’s National Executive Committee had given her a formal warning, told her to apologise for bringing the Party into disrepute and warned that if there was another incident she would be expelled.
On 11th July 2018, it was reported that Ms Shah had been promoted to the position of Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities.
On 9th April 2020, it was reported that Ms Shah had been promoted to the position of Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion.
Owing to the conditions of secrecy imposed by Baroness Chakrabarti’s report on antisemitism in the Labour Party, the process by which the decision to lift Ms Shah’s suspension was made remains unknown.
In November 2019, Campaign Against Antisemitism put this matter to Ms Shah, but did not receive a response.