Two important posts from Skwawkbox. While the BBC obsesses with Labour’s failure to take Barnet, there is plenty of evidence  of Labour doing very well in many Jewish areas. Hats off to SKWAWKBOX for its honest reporting.

While MSM push Barnet, Gateshead’s Jewish district increased its Labour vote by 13%

Lobley Hill and Bensham ward, in Gateshead in the north-east, has a large Orthodox Jewish community – and a quickly-increasing one, according to the Jewish Times.

On Thursday the ward voted, along with hundreds of others across England, in the local council elections.

The BBC has wasted no opportunity to portray results in Barnet, at the other end of England, as linked to perceived antisemitism in the Labour Party. Yet the people of Lobley Hill and Bensham increased their Labour vote – by over thirteen percent compared to the last elections in 2014. From 48.1% in 2014 to 62.1% this week. The actual count almost doubled from 478 votes to 867.

Lobley Hill and Bensham ward, from Gateshead Council website

The media would be doing its job if it reported on such facts and at least questioned whether their narrative stands up – or whether there might be other, local reasons a number of Labour councillors in Barnet lost their seats.

It has not been doing its job.


Another area with high Jewish population increases Labour vote – this one by 15%

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Prestwich in Greater Manchester, where Sedgley voted overwhelmingly for Labour this week

As the SKWAWKBOX published this afternoon, the mainstream media has wasted no opportunities to link the local election result in Barnet to perceived antisemitism in the Labour Party – but Lobley Hill and Bensham ward in Gateshead, which has a high percentage of Jewish residents, increased its vote for Labour by thirteen points to almost 63% – and almost doubled its actual number of Labour votes.

Sedgley Park ward in the north-west town of Prestwich in Greater Manchester also has a large Jewish community. It went even further than Lobley Hill and Bensham – increasing its Labour vote by fifteen points compared to the last election in the ward in 2016.

Again, this information has been conspicuous only by its absence from the mainstream media narrative – even from the BBC News channel, with its supposed impartiality obligations.

Reports on the Barnet – where Labour’s vote also increased, though only by just under three points – would at least mention other possible reasons for the result if they wished to present a genuinely impartial stance or any journalistic integrity.