MP Joan Ryan has pledged to continue fighting for the people of Enfield following a bid to deselect her amid a row over anti-Semitism.

The Enfield North MP said she will keep on campaigning on issues such as affordable housing, austerity and access to healthcare that have a direct impact on people in the borough.

Ms Ryan vowed to redouble her efforts to fight for “true Labour values” in the face of a “minority” of party members who, she claimed, are seeking to undermine them.

Members of Enfield North Constituency Labour Party (CLP) narrowly voted in favour of a no-confidence motion against Ms Ryan at a meeting on September 6 – seen as the first stage in a bid to deselect her as an MP.

Ms Ryan said: “Nothing will stop me doing my job – that is my first priority.

“I love Enfield. I think it is a fantastic place to live, and I love working with all the communities in the borough.

“I consider it a vocation to serve my own community – there is no greater privilege.”

Ms Ryan said she was lobbying for people to be paid the living wage, pointing to figures showing more than 30 per cent of people in Enfield earn less than they need to live on.

She is also working with police and councillors to combat the county lines trade, which involves gangs targeting vulnerable youngsters to use as drug mules.

The Enfield North MP – who chairs Labour Friends of Israel – insisted she had been targeted by people who had recently infiltrated the Labour Party because of her stance on anti-Semitism.

It follows the revelation that Iranian state broadcaster Press TV – which is banned in the UK – broadcast footage of the CLP meeting.

She said: “I know I was targeted because of Friends of Israel. The thing that tells me that is the content of what was said at the meeting and the fact that Press TV broadcast it.”

The MP raised concerns about the legitimacy of the motion, claiming there were 187 people eligible to vote but 191 ballot papers were counted.

She said that while the majority of people who had recently joined the party “wanted to see hope and change”, a small number of them did not share Labour values.

Despite her disagreements with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the Enfield North MP reaffirmed her commitment to a Labour government.

She said: “I would back a Labour government. I have not said anything about Jeremy Corbyn – I have not called for him to go.

“What I am calling on him to do is deal with the anti-Semitism that has been allowed to flourish in our party.

“I joined the Labour Party to fight racism. Anti-Semitism is racist behaviour. I am very upset and distressed at the fact that it has flourished in the Labour Party.

“I have called on the leader of the Labour Party to deal with it much more effectively than we have seen so far.”

Ms Ryan said the in-fighting within the Labour Party was a distraction from the issues it ought to be campaigning against, such as Brexit and austerity.

She said: “A Labour government has never been more needed by people in this country. If anything stops it, it is that kind of behaviour.

“Hope for people to get on in life is offered by Labour, and only Labour. I am going to redouble my efforts to fight for true Labour values.”