In response to the announcement that the EHRC has lifted the Labour Party out of special measures in relation to antisemitism, Marie van der Zyl, President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, said:
“The EHRC’s decision is an important moment in Labour’s fight against antisemitism, recognising the Party’s strong move in the correct direction.
“Since taking office, Keir Starmer and his leadership team have made it clear that removing antisemitism from the Party is a top priority. Labour has worked closely with key Jewish communal organisations, including the Board of Deputies, to ensure that those who engage in antisemitic behaviour or defend it are unwelcome within the Party.
“This process is not over. But through significant effort, Labour is painstakingly rebuilding relationships which were wilfully shattered during the Corbyn years. We will continue to work with the Party to ensure that antisemitism can never again open up such a beachhead into the heart of our political system.”
Watch the speech by Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl at an event in London to mark the EHRC’s lifting of special monitoring measures from the Labour Party connected to antisemitism
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