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The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

The de­ci­sion by the Hornsey & Wood Green Labour Party Gen­eral Com­mit­tee to af­fil­i­ate to Jewish Voice for Labour was taken fol­low­ing a calm and re­spect­ful de­bate. (Rab­bis op­pose con­stituency party’s de­ci­sion to af­fil­i­ate with JVL, JC

Novem­ber 2)

The pro­posal came from a num­ber of Jewish mem­bers on the ba­sis that they wish to broaden the range of or­gan­i­sa­tions rep­re­sent­ing Jewish per­spec­tives in the Labour Party. The Jewish Labour Move­ment, the long-stand­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion of Labour-sup­port­ing mem­bers of the Jewish com­mu­nity, and an af­fil­i­ate of the party, also con­tin­ues to en­joy sup­port from lo­cal mem­bers.

We re­gret that the GC’s de­ci­sion has dis­tressed some Jewish com­mu­nity mem­bers. We would like to re­as­sure them that H&WG LP is com­mit­ted to fight­ing an­tisemitism and racism wher­ever it ap­pears, in­clud­ing within our own ranks where it arises.

We sin­cerely be­lieve that talk­ing to­gether is the way for­ward. As ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers of H&WG LP, we have there­fore joined Cather­ine West MP in invit­ing lo­cal rab­bis David Ma­son and Nicky Liss to meet us. Celia Dig­nan and Miriam Levin

Chair and Sec­re­tary, Hornsey &Wood Green Labour Party

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