Jeremy Corbyn: new Labour MP Lisa Forbes ‘not a racist in any way’




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Labour leader backs new Peterborough MP accused of antisemitism

Labour’s newest MP, Lisa Forbes, is “not a racist in any way”, Jeremy Corbyn has said after a Jewish group called for her to be suspended over interactions with Facebook posts that critics claimed exposed her as an antisemite.

The Jewish Labour Movement had called for Forbes to have the whip suspended and some of her new Commons colleagues were critical after a freelance reporter discovered the social media posts.

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