Labour drops investigation into Margaret Hodge row with Jeremy Corbyn – UK



Dame Margaret Hodge has said she is “pleased” after the Labour Party confirmed it has dropped its investigation into her comments.

The MP was accused of shouting at leader Jeremy Corbyn in a heated exchange, in which she is said to have called him a racist and anti-Semitic.

Dame Margaret said: “I’m pleased that the Labour Party has finally dropped their ‘action’ against me. After 55 years of LP membership going after me instead of addressing the issue was wrong. In 2018 anti-Semitism that has again reared its ugly head and the campaign against it goes on.

“The Labour Party must adopt the IHRA definition in full to start to rebuild trust. Thanks to everyone for kind messages of support which have kept me going.

“Just to be clear: there have been no apologies – on either side.”

She was being investigated for confronting Mr Corbyn over the party’s anti-Semitism crisis, calling him a “racist” and an “anti-Semite”.

Dame Margaret previously said she was unclear as to the nature of the complaints received, who the investigating officer was and how long the probe would go on for.

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