MP Faces Further Anti-Semitism Enquiry

9 July 2019, 14:30 | Updated: 9 July 2019, 14:34

Chris Williamson - Derby North MP

Suspended Labour MP for Derby North Chris Williamson is facing a new threat of expulsion after the party's ruling body referred his case to a specialist panel.

A Labour Party committee is considering whether left winger Chris Williamson should be readmitted to the party following a row over anti-Semitism.
The Derby North MPs was originally suspended in February after he complained the party was "too apologetic" in the face of criticism of the way it dealt with the issue.
Last month a panel of the party's national executive committee ruled the suspension should be lifted after issuing a formal warning, prompting a furious outcry from MPs and Jewish groups.
However the suspension was reimposed two days later after one member of the panel, MP Keith Vaz, said he had been drafted in at the last minute and that he believed the decision should be reconsidered.
Labour general secretary Jennie Formby has since referred the case to the party's disputes committee.