Suspended Labour member Jackie Walker aims to crowdfund legal bid against party
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Suspended Labour member Jackie Walker aims to crowdfund legal bid against party

Activist removed over allegations of anti-Semitism is seeking to raise public funds to mount action against party's general secretary.

Jackie Walker
Jackie Walker

A Labour activist suspended from the party over allegations of anti-Semitism is seeking to raise funds through crowd-sourcing to mount a legal action against the party’s general secretary Iain McNicol.

Jackie Walker – who was first suspended by the party last May – is aiming to raise £10,000 through the crowdjustice website.

In a statement posted on the website she said the leaked details of the investigation – before she had even been informed of her suspension – amounted to a breach of data protection laws.

She said that the resulting publicity had resulted in a “widespread hate campaign” against her.

“This case matters as my story is just one of many where Labour members have found themselves in a similar position,” she said.

“While this may not be the only case where a breach has occurred, as I was abroad at the time it may well be the most provable.”

Ms Walker, a member of the hard left Momentum group who is herself Jewish, was subsequently re-instated by the party after being cleared of anti-Semitism.

However she was suspended again in September after further comments she had made suggesting she had not found a definition of anti-Semitism she could work with, came to light.

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