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Defining Antisemitism

EDM number 1493 in 2017-19, proposed by Luciana Berger on 06/07/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Racial discrimination, Religion and faith communities and Religious discrimination.

That this House recognises that the Macpherson inquiry which followed the murder of Stephen Lawrence changed the way racism is perceived in Britain to a victim-led approach; believes that in order for victims or potential victims of racist abuse to have confidence in societal efforts to address discrimination they must help craft understanding of the racism to which they are being subjected; further believes the effect of racism can have repercussions irrespective of proven intent; notes that the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism together with its accompanying examples, in full, has the confidence of the representative bodies of the Jewish community in the UK and worldwide; further notes the definition was adopted by IHRA's 31 member states including France, Germany, Canada and the US; welcomes the UK’s adoption of the formal definition and accompanying examples; further recognises that a recommendation formally to adopt a definition was first made in the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Anti-Semitism report of 2006; further welcomes the cross-party support for the definition evidenced in previous motions of this House; recognises that the Welsh and Scottish Governments, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, London Assembly, and more than 120 local councils and many European countries have formally adopted the definition; recognises that police forces and others have for some time already used the definition for training purposes; notes that civil society organisations including the NUS have adopted the definition; and calls on all public institutions to fully adopt and implement the IHRA definition of antisemitism.

This motion has been signed by a total of 39 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Luciana Berger06/07/2018Liverpool, WavertreeLabourProposed
Ruth Smeeth06/07/2018Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSeconded
Louise Ellman06/07/2018Liverpool, RiversideLabourSeconded
Alex Sobel06/07/2018Leeds North WestLabour/Co-operativeSeconded
Margaret Hodge06/07/2018BarkingLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley09/07/2018Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Gavin Robinson09/07/2018Belfast EastDUPSigned
Michael Penning10/07/2018Hemel HempsteadConservativeSigned
Lady Hermon10/07/2018North DownIndependentSigned
Joan Ryan10/07/2018Signed
Liz Saville Roberts10/07/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Marie Rimmer10/07/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
John Mann10/07/2018BassetlawLabourSigned
Jim Shannon10/07/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Mike Gapes11/07/2018Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Bob Blackman11/07/2018Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Stephen Kinnock11/07/2018AberavonLabourSigned
Kevin Barron11/07/2018Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Anna Turley11/07/2018RedcarLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Alison Thewliss12/07/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Mary Glindon12/07/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Julie Elliott12/07/2018Sunderland CentralLabourSigned
Paul Williams12/07/2018Stockton SouthLabourSigned
Stella Creasy12/07/2018WalthamstowLabourSigned
Chuka Umunna12/07/2018StreathamLabourSigned
Alison McGovern12/07/2018Wirral SouthLabourSigned
Stephen Doughty12/07/2018Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
Angela Smith12/07/2018Penistone and StocksbridgeLabourSigned
Ian Austin12/07/2018Dudley NorthLabourSigned
Wes Streeting12/07/2018Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Ann Coffey12/07/2018StockportLabourSigned
Catherine McKinnell12/07/2018Newcastle upon Tyne NorthLabourSigned
Yvette Cooper12/07/2018Normanton, Pontefract and CastlefordLabourSigned
Alan Brown16/07/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry16/07/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
David Linden16/07/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law16/07/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Martin Whitfield23/07/2018East LothianLabourSigned
Stephen Gethins23/10/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySigned

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