Opinion-Jacqueline Walker is Vice Chair of the National Steering Committee of Momentum, a leading activist in Thanet Momentum, and an Executive Committee member of the LRC – but in May she was suspended from the Labour Party accused of anti-Semitism.
Friday that suspension was lifted.
This Labour Party member is one of a group of people who were appalled at the suspension of Jackie and happy that good sense has prevailed.
Living in Yorkshire I have never met Jackie but the supposed broad-church of the Labour Party makes us colleagues, comrades and friends or it should do.
Ahead of local elections in May a series of accusations and allegations of anti-Semitism against some in the Labour Party hit the mainstream media and in some cases, if not all, they were helped along by people within the Labour Party who oppose party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Jackie's prominent role in Momentum is worth noting again. Momentum was instrumental in Jeremy Corbyn's successful Labour leadership campaign of 2015.
Using or creating allegations of anti-Semitism to undermine the Labour Party leadership is surely anti-Semitic?
Ken Livingstone and Naz Shah, like Jackie, were hung out to dry in the mainstream media after social media timelines were scoured for anything that could be used; perhaps even taken out of context. In the case of Ken Livingstone a very public row, thanks to the BBC, was aided and abetted by Labour MP John Mann.
An image of Ken Livingstone at home answering the door to a man in the process of hanging an Israeli flag on said door as the media jostled led to a range of emotions including anger and sadness.
Jackie's partner, a man of Jewish faith, posted a "Personal statement re anti-Semitic allegations against the Labour Party" and those who wanted to hear what Walker had to say on the allegations were able to “Invite her to speak at your local Labour meetings."
Throughout this tough time Jackie has stayed strong and remains true to her beliefs.
She has faced social media trolls and been abused but who cares about that? Thankfully she has supporters who do care.
Best wishes are sent to Jackie who has prevailed though it took a tough fight.
Many lesser individuals including this writer would probably have walked away.
Friday Jackie spoke at a meeting in Thanet and posted the image below to silence trolls on social media.
Read Jackie's story in her words at Labour Briefing here.