Labour activists seek rule change to ban anti-Semitic members
Labour MPs and activists are trying to change party rules to make it easier to expel anti-Semitic members, with clear cases to result in a lifetime ban.
Local parties are set to vote on a proposed change in the coming weeks.
The move follows accusations that leader Jeremy Corbyn has been slow to act on prejudice against Jews.
Mr Corbyn has said Labour is “resolute” in tackling anti-Semitism, saying anyone who commits anti-Semitic acts is “auto-suspended” pending an inquiry.
The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has said people who express anti-Semitic views should be expelled for life.
But Jeremy Newmark from the Jewish Labour Movement said the party’s current rules do not match commitments from Labour’s leadership.