Concerns have been raised the Jewish Labour Movement could be “next” after Labour’s ruling body unanimously backed calls to abolish the party’s student wing.
The National Executive Committee approved a motion put forward by the founder of Momentum Jon Lansman calling for a reformed student organisation.
Labour Students denied accusations they had failed to pay affiliation fees on time.
A Jewish Labour Movement source told Jewish News: “This sets a worrying and dangerous precedent. JLM has been affiliated to Labour for almost a century. If they can expel students on such spurious grounds, are we next?”
In a statement issued before the vote, Labour Students said: “This motion is being brought forward as we approach a general election, with no alternative proposals for how the Labour Party organises and engages with students.”