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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
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