Investigation into The Labour Party

Summary

We have launched an investigation into allegations of antisemitism in The Labour party.

About the investigation

We contacted The Labour Party after receiving a number of complaints about allegations of antisemitism in the Party.

We have carefully considered the response we have received from the Party and have opened a formal investigation.

We are using our powers under the Equality Act to open an investigation, which will look at:

  • whether unlawful acts have been committed by the Party or its employees or agents
  • the steps taken by the Party to implement the recommendations made in the reports on antisemitism by Baroness Royall, the Home Affairs Select Committee and in the Chakrabarti Report
  • whether the Rule Book and the Party‚Äôs investigatory and disciplinary processes have enabled or could enable it to deal efficiently and effectively with complaints of race or religion or belief discrimination and racial harassment or victimisation, including whether appropriate sanctions have been or could be applied
  • whether the Party has responded to complaints of unlawful acts in a lawful, efficient and effective manner

Find out more about the investigation

Next steps

Once our investigation has finished we will publish a report of our findings, which may include recommendations. 

Last updated: 03 Jun 2019