A TORY councillor has spoken out after Renfrewshire Council agreed a motion condemning anti-Semitism. 

Councillor John McIntyre, who represents Paisley Northwest, gained unanimous support for a motion which challenged racism in all its forms.

It will also see the council adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of and guidelines on anti-Semitism. 

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The Conservative elected member has since said: “Given many recent events regarding anti-Semitic posts and comments, I wanted to send out a strong message that this simply will not be tolerated.

“I am pleased that this gained unanimous support within Renfrewshire Council across all political parties.

“Our Jewish neighbours and friends must be able to feel welcome in our communities and that is why my wide-ranging motion, supported by my Scottish Conservative colleagues, covered a whole number of areas to send out a zero tolerance approach.

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“I hope that this motion once and for all signals a strong message against any instance of anti-Semitism locally and I am proud to have led this discussion.”

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