Chris Williamson (politician)

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Chris Williamson

Christopher Williamson (born 16 September 1956) is a former British member of parliament for Derby North which he represented from 2010 to 2015 and 2017 to 2019. Elected as a Labour Party member, he was blocked from standing for Labour in the 2019 general election following his suspension for comments about Antisemitism in the Labour Party. He stood as an independent, but did not retain his seat.

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  • The party that has done more to stand up to racism is now being demonised as a racist, bigoted party. I have got to say I think our party's response has been partly responsible for that because in my opinion… we have backed off too much, we have given too much ground, we have been too apologetic.
    • Speech delivered in Sheffield (February 2019), cited by The Yorkshire Post – he was referring to the anti-Semitism allegations the Labour Party was facing at this time.

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