Jeremy Corbyn to be granted Labour conference pass

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Jeremy Corbyn to be granted Labour conference pass

Former leader - who is suspended from the parliamentary party - will be free to address fringe meetings despite his status as an 'independent MP'

Lee Harpin is the Jewish News's political editor

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn will be granted a pass to Labour’s conference in Brighton later this month.

The former leader will also be free to address fringe meetings despite his status at the moment as an independent MP, a party spokesperson has confirmed.

The Islington North MP had the whip suspended by leader Keir Starmer last year over his response to the EHRC report into the handling of antisemitism.

A Labour spokesperson told the Guardian: “He’s definitely not barred: of course he will be getting a conference pass.”

A senior Labour source told Jewish News: “Look, Jeremy Corbyn is still a member of the party.

“Of course he is still allowed to go to conference, even if he is not currently a Labour MP.

“You don’t have to be a Labour member to apply to attend party conference either.

“It has not been uncommon for Conservatives to attend and to speak in past years.”

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