JLC Statement Following Ken Livingstone's Suspension From The Labour Party

Director of External Affairs for the Jewish Leadership Council, Bernard Hughes said:

We do not believe the Labour Party is institutionally racist or antisemitic but sadly there are individuals within the party whose views and statements are antisemitic and have really shocked us. The party leadership must now act decisively. The JLC will continue to give very strong support to efforts by CST and the All Party Parliamentary Group on antisemitism to combat this terrible issue.  We have supported the request by the Jewish Labour Movement to have Ken Livingstone suspended from Labour for the offensive remarks he made this morning.