Catherine West MP said: “The Labour Party has been at the forefront of tackling racism and standing up against discrimination for many years. There is, and must never be, any place for anti-semitism.

I welcome the decision to ask Shami Chakrabarti to chair an independent inquiry into anti-semitism supported by Professor David Feldman, director of the Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism.

I hope this will once and for all decisively address the issue and provide importance guidance for activists, candidates and elected members. I look forward to reading its findings when it reports in two months time and using it to inform my work in Parliament through my membership of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on anti-semitism.”

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