Investigation into the Labour Party

We are aware of recent reports about the investigation in the media attributed to an Equality and Human Rights Commission source. Our policy is not to comment on ongoing investigations and any comments made to the media are not from an authorised Commission representative. We will not be making any further comment on this matter.

Summary

We have launched an investigation into allegations of antisemitism in the Labour Party.

About the investigation

We contacted the Labour Party after receiving a number of complaints about allegations of antisemitism in the party.

We have carefully considered the response we have received from the Party and have opened a formal investigation.

We are using our powers under the Equality Act to open an investigation, which will look at:

  • whether unlawful acts have been committed by the Party or its employees or agents
  • the steps taken by the Party to implement the recommendations made in the reports on antisemitism by Baroness Royall, the Home Affairs Select Committee and in the Chakrabarti Report
  • whether the Rule Book and the Party‚Äôs investigatory and disciplinary processes have enabled or could enable it to deal efficiently and effectively with complaints of race or religion or belief discrimination and racial harassment or victimisation, including whether appropriate sanctions have been or could be applied
  • whether the Party has responded to complaints of unlawful acts in a lawful, efficient and effective manner

Any communications about the investigation may be sent to LPI@equalityhumanrights.com

Information or evidence received from individuals will be considered as part of the investigation. We cannot confirm that we will act on every email received.

The deadline for submitting information or evidence was 31 July 2019. Any information or evidence submitted after this date will not automatically be considered as part of the investigation; however, we may consider it if we think it necessary and appropriate.

Please redirect any media queries to media@equalityhumanrights.com

Find out more about the investigation

Next steps

Once our investigation has finished we will publish a report of our findings, which may include recommendations. 

Last updated: 11 Dec 2019