Muslim convert battles Labour’s ‘pro-Israel’ MP Jess Phillips


A pro-Palestine Muslim convert, Jody McIntyre, is battling Labour’s Jess Phillips for the key Birmingham seat in Yardley.

Phillips, who once said she would “knife Corbyn in the front”, could face a humiliating defeat as local Muslims look set to rebel against her over her alleged affiliation to Labour Friends of Israel lobby group.

McIntyre hopes to capitalise on widespread anger over Labour’s stance on Gaza. Saying he hopes to “punish Labour” in Birmingham. Robert Carter reports from Yardley.


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