Honorary Patrons

Campaign Against Antisemitism is privileged to enjoy the support of our Honorary Patrons, public figures who stand with us in the fight against antisemitism.

The Rt Hon. The Baron Ahmad of Wimbledon

Lord Ahmad is the former Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Countering Extremism at the Home Office. During his political career he has taken a particular interest in communities and integration, and has ensured that Home Office policy reflects the nexus between antisemitism and extremism.

Bob Blackman MP

Bob Blackman is the Member of Parliament for Harrow East. He has repeatedly spoken out against antisemitism in Parliament and tabled motions relating to antisemitism and the Holocaust. He is often sought out by the media to comment on antisemitism.

The Baroness Deech of Cumnor DBE

Baroness Deech’s career has been one of distinguished public service. She has served as chair of the Bar Standards Board, Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education, Principal of St Anne’s College, Oxford, and chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. She has also been a Governor of the BBC, and the Gresham Professor of Law. Hers is a staunch voice against antisemitism in the House of Lords and she has taken a prominent stance in calling out antisemitism at universities.

Mike Freer MP

Mike Freer is the Member of Parliament for Finchley and Golders Green. He has repeatedly spoken out against antisemitism in Parliament and the media. He first worked with Campaign Against Antisemitism to prevent neo-Nazis from demonstrating against Jews in Golders Green.

Jonathan Goldberg QC

Jonathan Goldberg is a formidable Queen’s Counsel whose career has included many landmark criminal trials, most recently securing the release of Marine Sergeant Alexander Blackman. He is a fierce opponent of antisemitism and has personally seen to it that an antisemitic barrister was disbarred. He is a staunch supporter of Campaign Against Antisemitism and led our first private prosecution, pro bono.

Fabian Hamilton MP

Fabian Hamilton is the Member of Parliament for Leeds North East. He is proudly Jewish and takes an uncompromising stance against antisemitism. He is currently the Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament working in the Defence and Foreign Office Teams.

Brian Kennelly QC

Brian Kennelly is an award-winning Queen’s Counsel who has argued cases at the Supreme Court and various international courts. Prior to taking silk he was on the Attorney General’s ‘A’ Panel of Counsel to the Crown. He is sought after for his expertise in public administrative law and regulatory law, including sanctions against extremist organisations. He is a staunch supporter of Campaign Against Antisemitism and led our first judicial review, pro bono, resulting in the quashing of a decision by the Crown Prosecution Service not to prosecute a neo-Nazi.

The Baron Mitchell of Hampstead

Lord Mitchell has led a distinguished career in business and politics, during which he has always fought against antisemitism. For five years he chaired the Coexistence Trust, whose mission is to encourage dialogue between Muslim and Jewish students at British universities. As a prominent member of the Labour Party, he was highly critical of a report into antisemitism by Shami Chakrabarti which whitewashed severe and ongoing problems in the Party, and condemned her elevation to the peerage following the publication of the report (she remains the only peer ever nominated by Jeremy Corbyn). Upon Mr Corbyn’s re-election as leader of the Party, Lord Mitchell resigned from the Party on principle, telling a television audience that Mr Corbyn had failed to tackle antisemitism in the Party and had surrounded himself with people who are hostile to Jews.

Dr Matthew Offord MP

Dr Offord is the Member of Parliament for Hendon. Since becoming an MP in 2010, he has campaigned against antisemitism, including by highlighting the permissive attitude of the authorities towards supporters of genocidal antisemitic terrorist organisation Hizballah.

The Rt Hon. Sir Eric Pickles

Sir Eric has devoted himself to fighting antisemitism throughout his political career. He has been instrumental in securing the widespread adoption of the International Definition of Antisemitism. He is the United Kingdom’s Special Envoy for post-Holocaust issues and has formerly served as the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. He was the Member of Parliament for Brentwood and Ongar for 25 years and used his last speech in the House prior to retiring to highlight the selection of disgraced former MP David Ward by the Liberal Democrats, resulting in Ward being sacked as a candidate within hours.

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