Labour MP faces action after antisemitism code row
Ian Austin is facing possible suspension after the argument with the party’s chairman Ian Lavery.
The MP for Dudley North, who is the adopted child of a Jewish refugee, said it was a “heated discussion” about how the party tackles antisemitism.
He told BBC Radio 4 he called the antisemitism code of conduct a “disgrace”.
But he added: “Did I scream abuse at anybody? No I didn’t.”
A Labour spokesperson, responding to the incident, said the party takes all complaints extremely seriously, adding: “These are fully investigated in line with party rules and procedures”.