ASLEF, the train drivers' union, has welcomed the decision by the NEC to readmit Jeremy Corbyn as a member of the Labour Party, but is disappointed that the Labour whip, in Parliament, is still withdrawn.
Mick Whelan, ASLEF's general secretary, said: 'We are delighted with the decision, which is the right decision, to readmit Jeremy. He has been a member of the Labour Party all his adult life, and made an enormous contribution to his Islington North constituency, to the party, and to the labour movement. But we are disappointed that he will not be able to sit as a Labour MP in the House of Commons as the whip is still withdrawn.
'Jeremy has called for the recommendations of the Equality and Human Rights Commission to be implemented so that anti-Semitism is rooted out once and for all. And that is right.
'We believe it is vital that we move forward, as a Labour Party and a labour movement, together. We need to look to the future, and come together, to take on the Tories and rebuild Britain after the ravages of the pandemic. We do not want – or need – factional infighting.'