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Rebecca Long-Bailey would welcome back Luciana Berger

Leadership hopeful condemned the way the former Labour MP's case was handled

Rebecca Long-Bailey. (Photo credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)
Rebecca Long-Bailey. (Photo credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

 Labour leadership hopeful Rebecca Long-Bailey says she would readmit former party MP Luciana Berger, who quit over allegations of antisemitism.

Berger, heavily pregnant when she left after being subjected to “a culture of bullying, bigotry and intimidation,” ran and lost as a Lib Dem in Finchley and Golders Green in the December general election.

Long-Bailey condemned the way Berger’s case was handled: “The circumstances for what happened to Luciana were very different from an MP just angry with the leadership. She had a terrible time.”

She also described the treatment of fellow Jewish female MPs Dame Louise Ellman and Ruth Smeeth as “terrible.”

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