Source: Labour Party UK
The Labour Party has appointed Jane Ramsey, an expert on standards in public and political life, as a Senior Advisor on Standards and Ethics responsible for the implementation of the EHRC’s recommendations.
Ramsey is leading on establishing an independent process to investigate complaints in the Labour Party, including racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, bullying, sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination.
Following the publication of the EHRC report into antisemitism in the Labour Party, Keir Starmer accepted its findings and recommendations in full. The party will provide its action plan to the EHRC by 10 December and will have the new process in operation as soon as possible.
Prior to taking up the role with the party, Jane Ramsey served as a member of the Committee on Standards in Public Life where she led an inquiry into intimidation in public life which was laid before Parliament in 2017. She trained as a barrister and has extensive experience in local government as principal legal advisor to local authorities.
Welcoming the appointment, Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Labour Party said:
“I am delighted that Jane is leading our party’s implementation of the EHRC’s recommendations. Jane brings a wealth of experience to this role. I have every confidence she will ensure the party’s new, independent complaints process is put in place as a matter of urgency.
“Since I was elected Labour leader, I have made it my mission to root out antisemitism from our party. I remain utterly determined to restore trust with the Jewish community and make the Labour Party a safe place for Jewish people.”