Anti-Semitism Claims Hound U.K.’s Labour Party Despite Rise in Polls

LONDON — Britain’s Labour Party is riding high in the polls but some of its most loyal members find now themselves wavering in their support because of what they see as an increase in anti-Semitism.

Take Steve, who voted for Labour in every election since coming of age, campaigned for them many times and helped run his local branch.

Still, the 45-year-old psychologist says his hand hesitated over the ballot as he got ready to vote in the last election in June.

“This was the first time in my life that I’ve struggled to vote for Labour — I’ve been a proud member of the party my entire life,” said Steve, from the northern town of Derby, who asked that his full name not be used for fear of retaliation in his local party.

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Jeremy Corbyn.