Jewish delegates warned they may face heckling at Labour conference

Fears over mob heckling Jewish MPs during anti-Semitism vote

  • Jewish delegates at Labour Party Conference warned they could face heckling 
  • Members will vote on new disciplinary system to judge anti-Semitism allegations
  • Three years ago Labour MP Luciana Berger had police protection at conference

High-profile Jewish delegates have been warned they could face intimidation from hard-Left activists.

Party members will vote tomorrow on the introduction of a new independent disciplinary system to judge anti-Semitism allegations – a key demand of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

A Labour source said: ‘I imagine the speakers will be heckled, and there could be a crowd outside the venue.’

High-profile Jewish delegates warned they could face intimidation from hard-Left activists during an anti-Semitism vote tomorrow and Jewish MP, Dame Margaret Hodge, (pictured) has been offered security advice by the party

One prominent Jewish MP, Dame Margaret Hodge, has been offered security advice by the party. 

She said: ‘People with concerns have been offered additional protection if they need it.’ 

Three years ago former Labour MP Luciana Berger had to have police protection at the conference due to threats.

A Labour spokesman said: ‘There is absolutely no place for anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, and we do not tolerate any form of abuse.’ 

The EHRC found last year that Labour under Jeremy Corbyn broke equalities law over anti-Semitism, particularly over high-level interference in the disciplinary process.

Three years ago former Labour MP Luciana Berger had to have police protection at the conference due to threats (pictured in 2018)

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