Labour investigating activist’s claim the ‘Board will choose’ Formby’s successor
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Labour investigating activist’s claim the ‘Board will choose’ Formby’s successor

Craig Parr took to Twitter to claim the Jewish representative organisation would select the Party's next General Secretary

Labour is investigating a Hackney activist who claimed the Board of Deputies would “chose” [sic] Jennie Formby’s successor as the next general secretary of the party.

Taking to Twitter, Craig Parr asked: “Who will the Board of Deputies chose [sic] to replace her?”. Shortly after, his social media account was put into a private setting.

Hackney Labour confirmed the tweet had been taken down and said: “No comment on this.”

It is understood the Labour Party is investigating.

The Board of Deputies has been approached for comment.

Formby, who clashed with communal leaders over the party’s handling of antisemitism, was at the helm as Labour announced an investigation into the leaking of a controversial dossier on antisemitism. Last month she wrote to constituency parties telling them not to share a leaked internal probe into antisemitism on social media or elsewhere.

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