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Former East Thurrock MP signs petition against Ken Livingstone

THE FORMER MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, Baroness Smith of Basildon has joined over a hundred of her colleagues slamming the decision by the ruling National Economic Committee (NEC) not to expel the former mayor of London, Ken Livingstone over comments he made regarding Hitler supporting Zionism.

More than 100 Labour MPs and peers have signed a statement saying the NCC’s decision has ‘betrayed’ the party’s values.

The signatories include Shadow Cabinet members Peter Dowd, Barry Gardiner, Angela Rayner and Baroness Smith.

Baroness Smith of Basildon is the shadow leader of the House of Lords.

The statement says: ‘This week the institutions of the Labour party have betrayed our values. We stand united in making it clear that we will not allow our party to be a home for anti-Semitism and Holocaust revisionism.

‘We stand with the Jewish community and British society against this insidious racism. This was not done in our name and we will not allow it to go unchecked.’

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