On Thursday 15th November it was brought to the attention of Ealing Labour that Paul Merron claims to be an employee of the Borough Party and that he has allegedly made social media posts of an antisemitic nature.

Since Paul Merron is not a member of the Labour Party in Ealing, we have referred these complaints to the National Party for investigation.

Paul Merron does not work for Ealing Labour Party nor has he ever been formally employed by the Local Campaign Forum or the Labour Group of Councillors.

We have ascertained that he was asked to record an event held on the 2nd of June 2018 entitled “The World in Turmoil” which was jointly sponsored by all three Constituency Labour Parties in the Borough. Given he was engaged for his work as a videographer, he was paid a one-off fee by the three CLPs for this piece of freelance work.

The Ealing Labour Party is committed to tackling antisemitism in all its forms both within the Party and wider society. On Monday 12th November, Ealing Labour Councillors formally agreed to propose that Ealing Council adopt the IHRA working definition of antisemitism, including its illustrative examples in full, at the forthcoming Full council meeting on the 18th of December 2018.


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