On 22nd June 2018 it was reported that Mr McDonald had been adopted as the Labour Party’s Parliamentary candidate for Stoke-on-Trent South.
On 14th August 2018, Mr McDonald’s comments in  were reported and it was noted that Mr McDonald had advised the activist Tony Greenstein (a founder of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign who has been expelled from the Labour Party over his abusive social media activity, including repeatedly referring to various Jews as “Zios”).
On 10th November 2019, Mr McDonald’s comments in  were once again reported in the media.
We do not know whether disciplinary action has been taken by the Labour Party against Mr McDonald, and at the time of writing, on 21st November 2019, we have no record of any. However, the circumstances and outcomes of any such action would remain unknown, owing to the conditions of secrecy imposed by Baroness Chakrabarti’s report on antisemitism in the Labour Party.
In November 2019, Campaign Against Antisemitism put this matter to Mr McDonald, but did not receive a response.