A COUNCILLOR suspended from the Labour Party after allegations of anti-Semitic social media posts has hit back.

Cllr Pam Bromley, who represents Whitewell on Rossendale Council, said she was confident she would be cleared of the charge.

She said: "The allegation that I am anti-Semitic, based on a tiny sample of Facebook posts taken out of context and dating back up to 12 months, is absolutely ridiculous.

"The Campaign Against Anti-Semitism, who made this absurd complaint about me, far from actually fighting racism, seem far more interested in trolling through the social media of Labour Party members, searching for little snippets or the incorrect use of a word, that they then present out of context, skewing the meaning to make it appear that the Labour Party is riddled with anti-Semitism.

"They somehow overlooked the extensive posting I did in January 2017 when I visited Auschwitz and attended subsequent Holocaust Day memorial commemorations. I have been a member of the Labour Party on and off since my teens and have never, ever, encountered any form of racism therein.

"Quite correctly an investigation will be conducted and I am confident I will be exonerated."

Cllr Bromley added: "Racism is a scourge on our society and I wholly condemn it."