Derby North MP was suspended in February
Derby North MP Chris Williamson has been reinstated as a Labour MP after his suspension in February. A three-person antisemitism panel panel drawn from the party’s National Executive Committee issued a formal warning, following advice from independent barristers.
Williamson has enjoyed strong support among Labour members. His reinstatement means that questions about his status in the ‘trigger’ process just begun by the party is now moot.
The Jewish Labour Movement attacked the decision, saying the party had taken “no action”, but a formal warning is action. A Labour source confirmed that there was nothing in the panel’s conclusion to indicate that Williamson had acted in any way antisemitically.
The SKWAWKBOX understands that the panel did not have a majority of pro-Corbyn NEC members.
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