A LABOUR borough councillor has been reinstated in the party following his suspension, the Warrington Guardian understands.

Cllr Tom Jennings, a Warrington Borough Council cabinet member, was recently suspended by Labour – but is now back in the party.

This has been confirmed by party sources. The Warrington Guardian has asked the Labour Party why the Bewsey and Whitecross councillor was suspended.

A party spokesperson said: “We cannot comment on internal matters.”

The party has confirmed Cllr Jennings is Labour’s candidate for Bewsey and Whitecross in the local election in May.

Warrington Conservatives have issued a statement.

A spokesman said: “There has been a lot of personal accusations and jibes against our candidates in recent weeks.

“Warrington Conservative Federation seeks to have an exciting and fair election and so we will not be drawn into Labour Party internal matters.

“Our prospective councillors are focused on delivering change at the Town Hall based on our widely welcomed six-point ‘our plan’ manifesto.”