Keir Starmer elected Party leader

Keir Starmer Party leader

LAAS Statement on the elction of Keir Starmer

Denny Taylor, founder of Labour Against Antisemitism, said:

“Labour Against Antisemitism cautiously welcomes the election of Sir Keir Starmer as leader of the Labour Party.

Ahead of the report from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission on its investigation into institutional anti-Jewish racism in the Labour Party, we hope Sir Keir will continue to engage with the three Jewish community organisations: the Board of Deputies, the Jewish Leadership Council and the Community Security Trust. Having signed up to the Board of Deputies’ Ten Pledges during his leadership campaign, he must now honour those pledges in full.

We also welcome the election of three moderate members to Labour’s NEC body, and trust that this will have a positive impact on how cases of antisemitism are dealt with at the highest level of the party administration.

The election of a new leader does not mark the end of our campaign. We will continue to report instances of antisemitism in the Labour Party as we find them, and hold the leader (and the wider Labour movement) to account.”