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Labour Party announces candidate for Kenilworth & Southam – Antony Tucker

8th November 2019

Kenilworth & Southam Labour Party has announced that its candidate for the 2019 General Election is Antony Tucker.

Antony, 23, is lifelong Labour member and activist. He has recently led campaigns to defend inclusive education across the region. Resident just over the border in Coventry, he has lived and campaigned in Warwickshire since he was a teenager and is a graduate of Warwick University.

Commenting on being selected, he said:

“It’s an honour to have been chosen for Kenilworth and Southam. This is our chance for a fresh start in our area. I’ll be proud to campaign for a stronger, fairer country, defending our NHS against Boris Johnson’s plans for a No Deal Brexit and protecting our communities from the consequences of ten years of Tory failure.”

Martin McMahon, chair of Kenilworth & Southam Labour Party said:

“We’re backing Antony to be a strong local voice for Kenilworth & Southam on Thursday 12 December. The Tories are holding our area back and real wages for many are still below their 2010 level. Only Labour will bring the real change our community needs.”

To find out more about Antony’s campaign – follow his Facebook page –   or if you are on Twitter –


For more information please contact:

Suzanne Jones – 07813 131350

Email –


Promoted by Suzanne Jones on behalf of Antony Tucker, both at 21a Castle Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1NG


David Epstein’s contribution to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) investigation into antisemitism in the Labour Party.

Our local member David Epstein hopes that his email to the EHRC will be of interest, and has asked us to make it public.

“I am a secular Jew. We celebrate Passover and Chanukah every year. Had I been in Nazi-occupied territory during WW2, I would have been sent to an extermination camp.

My constituency Labour Party (Kenilworth and Southam) has been consistently welcoming to me. When issues relating to antisemitism arose, I was asked for my views. I have frequently addressed the CLP on such issues, and people have welcomed what I had to say.

Our CLP invited JLM to send someone to talk to us, and they sent Stephen Lapsley, who addressed us on 4 June 2018. He was listened to politely, though questions were raised, after Mr. Lapsley had finished speaking, about the corruption of the former chair of JLM, Jeremy Newmark — see the Jewish Chronicle report by Lee Harpin on 8 February 2018 at —

As part of EHRC’s investigation, its officers should study:

Click to access JPR.2017.Antisemitism%20in%20contemporary%20Great%20Britain.pdf

This is one of the few places where one can find reliable statistical evidence, as opposed to anecdotes and false stories in the national press. This study was carried out by JPR (Jewish Policy Research) and CST (Community Security Trust), both Jewish organizations, both funded by Jewish sources.

You should also look at Officers and Commissioners of EHRC can compare their personal records on supporting the Jewish community with those of Jeremy Corbyn, and, in the interests of transparency, let the public know how they compare.”

Signed by David Epstein

Labour Party Membership Number L1369676