Antisemitism in the Labour Party: our response to complaints

Published: 07 Mar 2019

An Equality and Human Rights Commission spokesperson said:

‘Having received a number of complaints regarding antisemitism in the Labour Party, we believe the Labour Party may have unlawfully discriminated against people because of their ethnicity and religious beliefs.

‘Our concerns are sufficient for us to consider using our statutory enforcement powers. As set out in our enforcement policy, we are now engaging with the Labour Party to give them an opportunity to respond.’

Further information

For more information on our enforcement powers read our compliance and enforcement policy.

Last year we published our guidance for political parties on the Equality Act 2010.

Race discrimination or religious discrimination is when you are treated differently because of your race (including ethnic and racial groups) or religion in one of the situations covered by the Equality Act.

The treatment could be a one-off action or as a result of a rule or policy based on race or religion. It doesn’t have to be intentional to be unlawful.

If you have experienced discrimination

If you have experienced race or religious discrimination and need help or advice, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service.

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