Jeremy Corbyn: Suspended former leader reinstated by Labour

Jeremy Corbyn: Suspended former leader reinstated by Labour

Labour has reinstated former leader Jeremy Corbyn following his suspension last month, the BBC understands.

He was suspended over his reaction to a report on anti-Semitism within the party, when he said the scale of the problem had been “overstated”.

It is not yet clear whether Mr Corbyn will face further sanctions, following a meeting of Labour’s ruling body.

New leader Sir Keir Starmer has spoken out against anyone who describes anti-Semitism in Labour as “exaggerated”.

But the decision to suspend Mr Corbyn was taken by the party’s general secretary David Evans.

A panel made up of members from the party’s National Executive Committee met on Tuesday to decide whether to take further disciplinary action or to lift his suspension.

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