Controversial Corbyn aide Laura Murray is named head of complaints

Mail Online | 4/25/2019 | Tim Stickings For Mailonline
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A Jeremy Corbyn aide who is facing a libel case from Countdown's Rachel Riley has been appointed Labour's new head of complaints.

Laura Murray will be responsible for dealing with anti-Semitism allegations in the party in her new £51,000-a-year post.

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According to a job advert Ms Murray 'will be responsible for a modern, efficient and effective complaints procedure and managing staff working on this.'

A Labour source insisted the recruitment process had been 'open, fair and designed to find the best person for the job, and that's what happened in this case'.

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Ms Murray is at the centre of a libel case brought by Countdown presenter Ms Riley earlier this year.

The row followed an incident where Mr Corbyn was egged by a Brexit supporter in North London.

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Ms Murray is said to have accused the TV host, 33, who is Jewish, of saying the Labour leader deserved to be attacked because he was a 'Nazi'.

Ms Riley called the comments, which were later deleted from Twitter, an 'appalling distortion of the truth'.

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In a separate row, Ms Murray was accused of intervening to stop a Labour member being suspended over anti-Semitism claims after leaked emails emerged last year.

It was claimed she had defended Patricia Sheerin, 72, over the party member's comments on an anti-Semitic mural.

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Ms Murray's allies have said the emails did not represent her view.

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