Labour has suspended more than half of their Party’s councilors in Peterborough amid fresh allegations of further anti-Semitism.
Labour suspended seven elected representatives weeks after the whip was withdrawn, and in total nine out of the Party’s 17 councillors have now been suspended in Peterborough.
Labout said that a further four members of the Peterborough party have been suspended along with two condidates who were due to stand for the city council elections on 6 May.
It remains unclear as to exactly what the allegations are, but the Labour Party councillors who have been suspended are, Ansar Ali (North ward), Angus Ellis (Bretton), Samantha Hemraj (East), Mahboob Hussain (Central), Shabina Qayyum (East), Aasiyah Joseph (Park) and Mohammed Jamil (Central).
A spokesperson for the Labour Party said, “The Labour Party takes all complaints of antisemitism extremely seriously and they are fully investigated in line with our rules and procedures and any appropriate disciplinary action is taken.
“We are determined to root out all forms of antisemitism from our party and it is testament to our commitment to zero tolerance that we will not be influenced by an election timetable.”
A spokesperson for the Jewish Leadership Council said that there is “a specific and identifiable problem in Peterborough politics that needs to be resolved.”