THE Jewish Labour Movement has passed a motion of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership following anti-Semitism rows in the party.
The vote was passed ‘almost unanimously’ at the group’s annual meeting yesterday.
The group said there were ‘strong speeches’ from Labour MPs Dame Margaret Hodge, Ruth Smeeth and Dame Louise Ellman at the event at a north London synagogue.
The motion was passed despite a plea from shadow attorney general Baroness Shami Chakrabarti.
She called on the group ‘to stay in the Labour movement and to tackle racism together, not to personalise it and make it about Jeremy Corbyn, because he is one person and he won’t be leader forever’.
A report by The Sunday Times said leaked internal documents showed Labour’s system for dealing with complaints had been beset by delays, inaction and interference from the leader’s office. Labour said ‘selectively leaked’ emails ‘misrepresented overall contents’ and it was ‘committed’ to rooting out anti-Semitism.