THE Labour MP for Hove attended a demonstration in London yesterday alongside Jewish community leaders who accused Jeremy Corbyn of siding with anti-Semites “again and again”.

Peter Kyle joined high-profile Labour MPs including Chukka Umunna and Stella Creasy to deliver a letter demanding the Labour leader take greater action against anti-Semitism.

The Labour MP for Kemp Town meanwhile defended his leader and kept a prior commitment elsewhere, while saying online the party should do more to tackle anti-Semitism.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle wrote: “I’ve a long planned meeting with CDC (government owned internationaldevelopment investment body) on corruption.

“I support people calling for better extermination of racism, I don’t believe it’s right to say Corbyn has not done enough but it is right to call for our new [General Secretary] and [National Executive Committee] to do more, quicker.

“Jeremy is right to add his voice to condemnation of anti-Semitism.

“Anti-Semitism and wider racism is a cancer in society and Labour is not immune to that, pockets of members have hurt the Jewish community and they have no place in our party.”

Peter Kyle told The Argus: “The Jewish community in my city has said loud and clear that they want to be heard.

“So my job at times like this is to listen, and to be available, whatever else may have been in my diary.

“What is now clear is that it is time for action on anti-Semitism.”

South East Jewish Labour Movement chairman Ivor Caplin said “We know from last September’s Conference when Cllr Morgan called out anti-Semitism, that there has been an ongoing issue.”

The Labour leader faced calls to resign from those gathered at the Parliament Square demonstration, organised by the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council. Mr Corbyn has written to both organisations, apologising for the “pain and hurt” caused by instances of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.

The latest row was triggered by a 2012 Facebook comment in which Mr Corbyn offered a show of support for the painter of a mural, which depicts allegedly Jewish stereotypes counting money, whose street art was about to painted over.

In a letter to Jewish leaders yesterday afternoon Jeremy Corbyn said: “I recognise that antisemitism has surfaced within the Labour Party, and has too often been dismissed as simply a matter of a few bad apples.

“This has caused pain and hurt to Jewish members of our Party and to the wider Jewish community in Britain. I am sincerely sorry for the pain which has been caused, and pledge to redouble my efforts to bring this anxiety to an end.

“Sometimes this evil takes familiar forms - the east London mural which has caused such understandable controversy is an example.

“The idea of Jewish bankers and capitalists exploiting the workers of the world is an old antisemitic conspiracy theory. This was long ago, and rightly, described as ‘the socialism of fools’. I am sorry for not having studied the content of the mural more closely before wrongly questioning its removal in 2012.”