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Labour MP faces action after antisemitism code row

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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”.