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Pendle Borough Council
Election 2018 Results
|Party||Elected in 2018||Total councillors||Change|
|Elected in 2018 6||Total councillors 24||Change+1|
|Elected in 2018 7||Total councillors 15||ChangeNo results|
|Elected in 2018 3||Total councillors 9||ChangeNo results|
|Elected in 2018 0||Total councillors 1||ChangeNo results|
PartyBritish National Party
|Elected in 2018 0||Total councillors 0||Change-1|
|Councillors change compared with 2014|
A protest over the reinstatement of a Tory councillor who shared an offensive racist joke on Facebook has been held before a council meeting.
About 40 people demonstrated at Nelson town hall on Thursday over the return of Earby councillor Rosemary Carroll to the Conservative ranks.
It gave the Tories the seat they needed to take control of Pendle Council at the local elections. She had been forced to stand down for three months over the post, which she says she meant to delete but accidentally shared.
Labour councillor Zafar Ali said he had written a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May calling for an "urgent inquiry" into how a councillor suspended for a racist joke was reinstated - handing the party a council victory.
Tory leader Paul White previously said Ms Carroll had "learned form her mistake", and had apologised and completed diversity training.
The Conservatives now control Pendle with 25 seats, ahead of Labour's 15 and the Liberal Democrats' nine.
A former mayor who was suspended by the Conservatives for sharing a racist joke on Facebook has been reinstated - handing the party a council victory.
Councillor Rosemary Carroll was forced to stand down for three months over the post which compared an Asian to a dog.
Her re-admission allowed the Tories to gain control of Pendle Council in Lancashire by one seat, which has angered Labour.
However, Tory leader Paul White said Ms Carroll had "learned form her mistake".
The Conservatives have taken control of Pendle Borough Council. The authority was previously under no overall control but was led by Labour.
The new Conservative leader of the council, Paul White, said the party had been "waiting a very long time to get to this stage".
It is 39 years since Pendle Council was last in Conservative control. We've done it. We are absolutely over the moon and we can now deliver on our positive plan for Pendle."
Pendle was under no overall control, with the Conservatives on 24 and Labour on 15.
However, the Tories have now managed to take Pendle by one seat after reinstating Councillor Rosemary Carroll who had been suspended for retweeting a racist joke.
The Lancashire council of Pendle has remained with no overall control, but the BNP has waved goodbye to its last councillor.
The seat held by the party was not defended by them for the election, and the space was taken by a Conservative.
The Tories hold the most seats, with 24, followed by Labour on 15 and the Lib Dems on nine.