As the SKWAWKBOX published this afternoon, the mainstream media has wasted no opportunities to link the local election result in Barnet to perceived antisemitism in the Labour Party – but Lobley Hill and Bensham ward in Gateshead, which has a high percentage of Jewish residents, increased its vote for Labour by thirteen points to almost 63% – and almost doubled its actual number of Labour votes.
Sedgley Park ward in the north-west town of Prestwich in Greater Manchester also has a large Jewish community. It went even further than Lobley Hill and Bensham – increasing its Labour vote by fifteen points compared to the last election in the ward in 2016.
Again, this information has been conspicuous only by its absence from the mainstream media narrative – even from the BBC News channel, with its supposed impartiality obligations.
Reports on the Barnet – where Labour’s vote also increased, though only by just under three points – would at least mention other possible reasons for the result if they wished to present a genuinely impartial stance or any journalistic integrity.
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