Labour’s shadow justice secretary, Richard Burgon, has received calls to resign after a video emerged of the MP telling an audience that  “Zionism is the enemy of peace.”

The 2014 video has come to light despite Burgon denying that he comment during a BBC interview with Andrew Neil last year.

“I didn’t say that,” he told Neil. “It’s not my view.”

Footage discovered by the investigative reporter Iggy Ostanin shows the Leeds East MP telling an audience: “The enemy of the Palestinian people is not the Jewish people.

“The enemy of the Palestinian people are Zionists, and Zionism is the enemy of peace and the enemy of the Palestinian people,” he is filmed as saying.

“I make no apologies and I am proud to say not only wouldn’t I be a member of Labour Friends of Israel. I’ve never been a member of Labour Friends Of Israel.”

In response to the video, Labour Friends of Israel director Jennifer Gerber released a statement, saying: “For nearly two years, Richard Burgon has deployed half-denials and weasel words to escape responsibility for his appalling suggestion that Zionism is the enemy of peace.

“Now that we’ve all seen exactly what he said, it’s time for Mr Burgon to apologise both for this slur on the Jewish people’s right to self-determination and for seemingly misleading the public about it.

“Somebody who aspires to be one of the country’s leading legal figures simply cannot behave in this fashion.”