New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Former British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been suspended from the party for his comments on a report by Equality and Human Rights Commission concerning anti-semitism. In a statement, the party said on Thursday that Corbyn has also been stripped of the Labour whip in the House of Commons.

"In light of his comments made today and his failure to retract them subsequently, the Labour Party has suspended Jeremy Corbyn pending investigation," the statement read, as quoted in a report by Reuters

"He has also had the whip removed from the Parliamentary Labour Party," it added.

An EHRC report had found serious failings in the Labour Party's leadership in addressing anti-semitism during Corbyn's tenure as its president. Following this, Corbyn had stated that the scale of the problem had been overstated in the report for political reasons.

Corbyn will not be able to take part in House of Commons votes as a Labour party lawmakers after suspension.

He had served as the leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the opposition from 2015 to 2020. In the 2019 General Elections, the Labour Party had received just 32 per cent votes and won 202 seats -- the fewest since 1935. Speaking at his re-election as MP for Islington North, Corbyn said that he would remain in the party but would not lead the party in another general election.

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