27 Jun 2019

Pressure mounts on Corbyn over decision to re-admit MP after anti-Semitism claims

At least 90 Labour MPs and peers, including the party’s deputy leader Tom Watson, have urged Jeremy Corbyn to withdraw the whip from Chris Williamson.

The Derby North MP was allowed back into the party against officials’ advice, despite declaring that Labour was “too apologetic” about anti-Semitism – claims they have always denied.

Mr Williamson, who was suspended four months ago, claimed he had received an “avalanche of goodwill messages”.