Dame Louise resigned from the Labour Party over its antisemitism scandal and local activists are now reportedly promoting Jo Bird, who was suspended from the Labour Party for derogatory comments about Jews, to replace her.
Cllr Bird is a member of Jewish Voice for Labour, an antisemitism-denial group and sham Jewish representative organisation. She has described herself as “Jew-ish”, relating of her upbringing: “We were raised with socialism not God, solidarity not superiority, trade union stickers not mezuzahs, Woodcraft Folk not Hebrew school, Christmas presents not Chanukah gilt, local not Jewish festivals, internationalism not Zionism, and no circumcision.”
Cllr Bird previously discussed allegations of racism saying: “Seriously, one of the things that does worry me is the privileging of racism against Jews, over and above — as more worthy of resources than other forms of racism.”
One member of the local party branded her candidacy as “the ultimate insult”.
Campaign Against Antisemitism agrees that this attempt to replace Dame Louise Ellman, a Jewish MP hounded out of the Labour Party, with a candidate perviously suspended for pejorative comment about Jews, adds insult to injury, and showcases yet again the institutional antisemitism of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party.
On 28th May, the Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a full statutory investigation following a formal referral and detailed legal representations from Campaign Against Antisemitism, which is the complainant.
Over 55,000 people have now signed our petition denouncing Jeremy Corbyn as an antisemite and declaring him “unfit to hold any public office.”