Anti-Semitism row arrives on Labour's doorstep in Milton Keynes

    MKFM understands an investigation is underway as Labour suspends party member.

    An investigation is underway into an allegation of anti-Semitism involving a Labour Party activist.

    It's been confirmed that a complaint made by Conservative Councillor Dan Gilbert is now being dealt with by Labour's national complaints and compliance procedures.

    Mr Gilbert has called for an investigation into remarks which were allegedly posted on a Facebook group. It's alleged that comments were posted on the group asking if the leader of the Conservative group, Alex Walker, was Jewish. It is believed that a number of anti-semitic comments followed.

    Gilbert told MKFM  "The Labour Party locally and nationally need to investigate this properly and take disciplinary action against any party members found to be responsible. Just a few months ago, all the parties locally united against anti-Semitism, yet here we are dealing with more offensive comments. The Labour Party locally and nationally need to investigate this properly and take disciplinary action against any party members found to be responsible.”

    momentum antisemitism commentAn MK Labour spokesperson told MKFM ''MK Labour Party has a zero tolerance approach to anti-semitism. We want to make clear that the post is not by a local Labour Party member and was made on an national Facebook post. It is not related to MK in any way nor our local election campaign.”

    The Facebook group concerned was set up with the title "Unseat Alex Walker - MK Tory Group Leader!" the page says "Help us #UnseatAlexWalker - the current Milton Keynes Tory Group Leader! Join Owen Jones, MK North parliamentary candidate Charlynne Pullen, and Labour Party members and supporters from across Milton Keynes as they chat to residents in the Stantonbury ward about Labour's transformative policies both nationally and locally to secure a big turn out for the wonderful Labour council candidate, Emily Orchard, ahead of the local elections this May.

     

     

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