On 17 December 2020 the Labour Party published its Action Plan for Driving out Antisemitism in the Labour Party in response to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report into antisemitism in the Party published on 29 October 2020.
The Action Plan demonstrates how the Labour Party will address all the recommendations made in the EHRC’s report and sets out a clear timetable for implementation.
Labour Party press releases
The following press releases relate to the Labour Party’s response to the EHRC report and the actions it plans on taking.
Antisemitism Advisory Board
The members of the Advisory Board are:
David Evans, General Secretary of the Labour Party (Chair)
Adrian Cohen, Trustee, Jewish Leadership Council
Adrian Cohen is a trustee of the JLC and is founder and Co-Chair of the London Jewish Forum and lay Chair of Labour Friends of Israel.
Natascha Engel, Trustee, Antisemitism Policy Trust
Former MP for North East Derbyshire from 2005-2017 and former Deputy Speaker.
Mark Gardner, CEO, Community Security Trust
Mark Gardner became CEO of CST in 2020 and is commentator on contemporary antisemitism. Mark received a commendation for helping lead Scotland Yard’s response to the Nazi nail bomb campaign in 1999.
Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge MP
Margaret Hodge has been MP for Barking since 1994 and is a former Minister of State. She is Parliamentary Chair of the Jewish Labour Movement.
Mike Katz, Chair, Jewish Labour Movement
Mike Katz was elected as National Chair of JLM in 2019. He stood for Labour in 2017 general election in Hendon and was a Camden councillor from 2010-14.
Baroness Doreen Lawrence of Clarendon
Founder of the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation, Baroness Lawrence was made a life peer in 2013. In 2020 she was appointed Race Relations Advisor to the Labour Party.
Baroness Jan Royall of Blaisdon
Made a life peer in 2004 Baroness Royall chaired an investigation in 2016 into allegations of antisemitism in Oxford University Labour Club. She was Vice-Chair of the Chakrabarti Inquiry into antisemitism and racism in the Labour Party.
Marie van der Zyl, President, Board of Deputies
Marie van der Zyl took office in 2018, only the second ever woman to do so. She is a trustee of a number of charities including the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and the Inter Faith Network for the United Kingdom.
Reference Group Members
Labour Party (Chair)
Community Security Trust
Board of Deputies
Jewish Labour Movement
Jewish Leadership Council