LAAS quoted in newspaper exposé

Suspended Cllr still campaigning

No to 'business as usual'

LAAS were quoted in the Jewish Chronicle's exposé about a Labour council leader. Despite being suspended from the party over antisemitism accusations, he was at the forefront of campaigning at last week’s local elections

Cllr Mohammed Iqbal was leader of the Labour group on Pendle Council in Lancashire until he was suspended last year after he implied that Israel was comparable to Nazi Germany in a town hall speech.

A spokesperson for Labour Against Antisemitism also questioned his involvement. They said:

“If those suspended are allowed to continue as if the suspension does not exist, then it makes a mockery of the process. 

“If the community is to continue trusting in Starmer’s commitment to rooting out antisemitism, then this situation must be investigated so it cannot happen again. There is no point in suspension if it means ‘business as usual’.”

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