Harrow has followed the lead of Hertsmere and Barnet to become the latest Council to adopt a new and expanded working definition of anti-Semitism.

Harrow Labour Group supported the vote to use the new International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition, which was adopted by Theresa May in December, and which covers claims that “Israel is a racist endeavour”.

Cllr Kiran Ramchandani said: “It is important that we send a clear message to our Jewish population that we support them and will do all in our power to deter the promoters of anti-Semitism from attacking our Harrow Jewish community.”

Harrow’s Labour councillors proposed the motion at last week’s Council meeting, saying: “This will ensure that all Council staff actively seek to discourage anti-Semitism when they encounter it.”