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No-confidence vote in Labour MP Luciana Berger pulled
|Last Edited||IndyGeorgia Feb 08, 2019 07:31pm|
|News Date||Friday, February 8, 2019 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Motions of no confidence in Labour MP Luciana Berger have been withdrawn by her local party after a bitter row. |
The Liverpool Wavertree MP has been a critic of leader Jeremy Corbyn's stances on anti-Semitism and Brexit.
Activists had accused the Jewish MP of "undermining" Mr Corbyn but several Labour MPs supported her, calling it a "disgraceful episode" and "bullying".
A source close to the Labour leadership said pulling the confidence vote was the right decision.
But Labour MP for Liverpool Riverside Louise Ellman, who is also Jewish, called it "an absolutely disgraceful episode" and said it was "very clear the attacks" on Ms Berger had been down to anti-Semitism.
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