LABOUR'S candidate for Redditch in the upcoming General Election has been accused of anti-Semitism.

Labour Party candidate Rebecca Jenkins has been named as one of 10 Labour prospective parliamentary candidates accused of breaching the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.

In The Sun newspaper earlier this week Ms Jenkins was listed in a report from cross party organisation Mainstream, highlighting candidates who could have breached anti-Semitism guidelines, something her party strongly deny.

It refers to a Facebook post where she defended an anti-Semitic mural which showed men sitting around a Monopoly board on the backs of the oppressed.

She wrote the words “hear hear” in response to the message “All we gotta do is stand up and it’s game over”.

Jeremy Corbyn later acknowledged the mural was 'deeply disturbing and anti-Semitic'.

A spokesperson for Ms Jenkins said: “This has all been thoroughly investigated by the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party which found nothing to preclude her standing as a candidate.”

They told the Advertiser that Ms Jenkins would not be commenting.

Labour has been embroiled in allegations of anti-Semitism for more than three years, with the chief rabbi claiming earlier this week that the party is not doing enough to root out anti-Jewish racism.

In an interview with the BBC earlier this week, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was asked four times whether he would like to apologise to the British Jewish community - but declined to do so.

However, Mr Corbyn has stressed that there is no place for anti-Semitism within Labour and said those guilty of anti-Jewish racism have been "brought to book".