John Mann, speaking without notes at Tuesday’s anti-Semitism debate, detailed threats of rape made to his wife and other threats to his family as a result of his campaigning against anti-Semitism.

He denounced members of the left-wing action group, Momentum, who had targeted MPs for standing in solidarity with the Jewish community at the Enough is Enough demonstration; and he said clearly that those who described the complaints about anti-Semitism as “a smear [against the Labour leadership]”, needed to apologise publicly.

Mr Mann said that 13 years ago when he had begun his campaign, Jewish people would say to him, “Is it true that there is a growth in anti-Semitism?” Today, he said, Jewish people responded differently. “They say, I’m scared.”