Enfield Labour members have given their backing to Jeremy Corbyn as the party remains embroiled in a bitter row over antisemitism.

A letter signed by 56 members of Enfield North Constituency Labour Party pledges “full support” for the Labour leader in the face of what they call “unprecedented and relentless personal attacks” on him.

A further 43 Enfield Labour members have signed the letter, which claims Mr Corbyn has been “deliberately misrepresented by some who fear a socialist Labour government”.

The Labour leader has faced ongoing accusations that he has not done enough to tackle antisemitism within the party membership.

The latest row erupted after it emerged that Labour’s governing body, the National Executive Committee (NEC), had dropped the most widely accepted definition of antisemitism, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition.

The NEC decided not to adopt the full IHRA definition because it said doing so could lead criticism of Israel to be classed as antisemitism.

The letter from Enfield Labour members states: “Jeremy has fought against racism, discrimination and bigotry all his political life.

“We are seeing his history deliberately misrepresented by some who fear a socialist Labour government with the complicity of a biased and incompetent media and sadly others closer to home.

“We join with Jeremy once again in condemning all acts of racism, discrimination and bigotry and stand shoulder to shoulder with him ready to fight for the poor, the oppressed and the disadvantaged in our communities and all around the world.”

Labour’s NEC has agreed to reopen discussions on the code, and a vote on whether to accept the full IHRA definition will not take place until September.