The SKWAWKBOX revealed earlier a racist joke shared by Rosemary Carroll, a Tory councillor in the Pendle constituency in the north of England.
Conservative HQ had not yet responded when asked for comment but has now provided a relevant and very succinct response:
Cllr Carroll has been suspended from the Party and from the Conservative group at Pendle Borough Council pending an investigation.
The SKWAWKBOX welcomes the prompt action by the Conservative party but readers will draw their own conclusions about what her presence as a councillor and ex-Mayor says or does not say about the party.
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