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Labour probe into leaked antisemitism report to be published in July

Announcement made on Thursday by the party's National Executive Committee.

Labour’s inquiry into a leaked antisemitism dossier should be published by the middle of July, the party’s ruling National Executive Committee has agreed.

The NEC met on Thursday to set the timescale and terms of reference for the investigation into the leaking of the 860-page report that reignited divisions as the new leader tries to unite the party.

The document found “no evidence” of antisemitism being handled differently from other complaints and that “factional opposition” towards Jeremy Corbyn hindered efforts to tackle the crisis.

Labour insisted it takes data protection “extremely seriously” after suggestions that legal action could be taken against the party by people named in the report.

It is understood that the NEC agreed that the investigation should endeavour to deliver its report by mid-July.

The terms of reference are expected to be published soon.

A Labour Party spokesman said: “The National Executive Committee has today agreed the terms of reference for the independent investigation into the circumstances, contents and release of an internal report.

“The NEC will meet again in due course to agree the individuals who will be appointed to lead the investigation.”

Allies of Corbyn, who resigned as leader after Labour’s historic general election defeat, said the document showed that elements of the party undermined his leadership.

New leader Sir Keir Starmer received a report into all the outstanding allegations of antisemitism in the party after meeting Jewish leaders, his spokesman said.

In contrast to Mr Corbyn receiving unprecedented criticism from Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis during the 2019 election, Sir Keir has won praise for committing to root out the problem.

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