UK Labor Leader Faces Challenge in Local Gov’t Elections Amid Anti-Semitism Row

May 4, 2016 9:25 AM

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( – A deepening row over anti-Semitism in Britain’s official opposition Labor Party could see the party’s left-wing leader punished in his first key electoral test – local government elections on Thursday – and may even jeopardize his eight-month old position at the helm.

Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday dismissed pollsters’ predictions that Labor could shed between 150-175 council seats. Not only would the party not lose any seats, he declared, but it was looking to gain some, as Labor did in the last local government elections four years ago.

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