A COUNCILLOR suspended from the Labour party over alleged anti-Semitic comments made online has been reinstated after an investigation.

Cllr Pam Bromley, who represents Whitewell on Rossendale Borough Council, was suspended in April last year over Facebook posts following a complaint from The Campaign Against Anti-Semitism,.

Cllr Bromley, who is not up for re-election on May2, has sat as an Independent since her suspension and is expected to be readmitted to the council Labour group later this year.

She is understood to have received a ‘sanction’ over the 2017 social media posts following a disciplinary hearing by Labour’s National Constitutional Committee.

Ms Bromley, who has denied writing anything anti-Semitic, said: “Following the scurrilous accusations made against me in April 2018 regarding alleged antisemitic views, the Labour Party has fully investigated them and found them to be without foundation. I have asked the Sunday Times to retract their libellous article and apologise.”

A Labour spokeswoman said: “The party takes all complaints of antisemitism extremely seriously and we are committed to challenging and campaigning against it in all its forms."

She added: “ All complaints about antisemitism are fully investigated in line with our rules and procedures and any appropriate disciplinary action is taken. We can’t comment on individual cases.”