Statement on Chris Williamson

LAAS Statement

Williamson barred from standing as MP

Fiona Sharpe, spokesman for Labour Against Antisemitism, said:

“The decision of Labour’s NEC ruling body not to allow Chris Williamson to stand as the Labour candidate for Derby North is too late in coming and totally inadequate. Mr Williamson should have been expelled from the Labour Party years ago, when his views first started appearing in public.Instead the Labour Party appeared to drag its feet and, in our opinion, failed to take the appropriate action - an appalling demonstration of the alleged institutional racism now being investigated by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. Acting at the eleventh hour in this haphazard way just appears to show that the Labour Party can’t be trusted to protect the minority communities it purports to stand up for.”


@LabourAgainstASa month ago

Government takes first historic step to ban BDS in Britain: - Amendment passed to stop council pension funds from backing boycott sanctions via @JewishChron

@LabourAgainstASa month ago

Lloyd Russell-Moyle clarifies claim that Israel’s Labor leader backed boycott of settlement goods @lloyd_rm @Keir_Starmer @ukla via @JewishNewsUK


We've got our ears to the ground. Sign up and be the first in line to get LAAS news, updates, and insights, delivered straight to your inbox