A councillor has been suspended from the Labour Party over alleged antisemitic comments made online.
Rossendale councillor for Whitewell in Lancashire Pam Bromley has been reported to the party over a Facebook post she made last year.
Ms Bromley denies writing anything antisemitic.
The Labour Party confirmed she had been suspended pending an investigation and added such complaints were taken “extremely seriously”.
It said the party “is committed to challenging and campaigning against antisemitism in all its forms”.
It added such complaints “are fully investigated in line with our rules and procedures and any appropriate disciplinary action is taken”.
Euan Philipps, from Labour Against Antisemitism, said the suspension was “a welcome step”.
Ms Bromley has been contacted for a comment.
On Facebook, she wrote: “I have not said anything antisemitic on Facebook and I stand by what I said. If antisemitism exists then of course it should be dealt with but I have yet to come across anyone criticising anyone on the grounds of their being Jewish.”