On 26th June 2018, it was reported that Harrow East CLP, which had selected Cllr Fitzpatrick as the parliamentary candidate earlier in the year, had voted almost unanimously to affiliate with JVL, and that this move had been condemned by the Jewish Labour Movement. Cllr Fitzpatrick reportedly told the Jewish Chronicle that the decision to affiliate with JVL was a matter for the CLP to issue comment on.
On 4th March 2019, it was reported that Cllr Fitzpatrick had left the council chamber before a vote on a motion condemning antisemitism. She denied accusations that she had left deliberately to avoid the vote saying: “I was and am completely supportive of the motion, and I’m glad it was passed unanimously. I wish I’d been able to add my vote in support.”
On 11th May 2019, it was reported that Jewish members of London Young Labour had objected to Cllr Fitzpatrick’s being invited to speak at the group’s AGM on account of her having retweeted the comments in .
On 10th November 2019, it was reported that Cllr Fitzpatrick had retweeted posts defending Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of the antisemitism crisis in the Labour Party.
On 30th April 2020, it was reported that Cllr Fitzpatrick had been a speaker in an online Zoom meeting, organised by the far-left Labour Representation Committee and the antisemitism-denial group JVL, in which expelled activists Tony Greenstein and Jackie Walker had also participated.
We do not know whether disciplinary action has been taken by the Labour Party against Cllr Fitzpatrick, and at the time of writing, on 22nd October 2020, we have no record of any. However, the circumstances and outcomes of any such action would remain unknown, owing to the conditions of secrecy imposed by Baroness Chakrabarti’s report on antisemitism in the Labour Party.
In October 2020, Campaign Against Antisemitism put this matter to both Cllr Fitzpatrick and the Labour Party, but did not receive a response.