Investigation opened into The Labour Party following complaints about antisemitism

Published: 28 May 2019

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is today launching a formal investigation to determine whether The Labour Party has unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised people because they are Jewish.

We are pleased that The Labour Party has committed to co-operate fully with this investigation.

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

We have carefully considered the response we received from the Party and have now opened a formal investigation under section 20 of the Equality Act 2006 to further examine the concerns.

The investigation will seek to determine:

  • whether unlawful acts have been committed by the Party and/or its employees and/or its agents
  • whether the Party has responded to complaints of unlawful acts in a lawful, efficient and effective manner

The full terms of reference are available on our investigation page.

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

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0161 829 8102