Labour antisemitism row – Deputy leader warns the party over ‘shame’ of Chris Williamson decision
The deputy leader Tom Watson was among dozens of senior figures that have signed a open letter condemning the decision to lift the suspension of Chris Williamson.
He told Sky News: “I don’t want this century old institution to be tainted. These two committee members have let half a million party members down in their decision and it’s completely wrong.”
Mr Williamson, the MP for Derby North and a former shadow spokesman, was suspended in 2019 after claiming the party had been “too apologetic” about its handling of antisemitism allegations.
There is an ongoing investigation into whether the Labour Party “unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised people because they are Jewish” by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
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