Anti-Semitism row official Christine Shawcroft quits Labour NEC

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The Labour official at the centre of an anti-Semitism row has resigned from the party’s ruling committee.

Christine Shawcroft said her membership of the NEC had “become a distraction for the party and an excuse for endless intrusive media harassment of myself, my family and friends”.

The row erupted after it emerged she had opposed the suspension of a council candidate accused of Holocaust denial.

Ms Shawcroft will be replaced on the NEC by comedian Eddie Izzard.

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