A WINCHESTER city councillor is being investigated after allegedly posting Islamophobic opinions on social media.

Cllr Judith Clementson has been suspended from the Conservative Party after the tweets were exposed by the Hope not Hate group.

Speaking to the Chronicle twice this week and pressed about authorship of the tweets, Cllr Clementson did not deny or admit to running the account in question.

Cllr Caroline Horrill, the leader of the Tory group on the city council, has confirmed the Denmead representative has been suspended by the party, a fact confirmed by a national spokesman.

The account uses the handle @Clem205.

One tweet says: “When will you snowflakes realise that Islam does not listen to compromise; they see as weakness and will just keep coming! That is why they are overrunning our cities. The only way to deal with a cancer: cut it out or zap it fast.”

Another said: “Islam will not stop until it rules the world because “paradise awaits” a martyr. Hell is full of them”.

On the topic of immigration, the account posted: “There’s more important things to worry about including the fact we are being overrun by immigrants turning our cities into no-go areas for the indigenous white Christian British population and breeding like flies.”

The Chronicle spoke to Cllr Clementson who said: “There is no room for debate in this country anymore. I’d rather not be a Conservative than be told what to do or say. Whenever you try to say something outside of the normal, people just want to label you.”

She also told the Chronicle that she had been suspended by the Tories for separate matters.

On Tuesday, Cllr Horrill said Cllr Clementson’s suspension was “pending an investigation into her social media account. Judy is therefore not currently a member of the Conservative councillor group.”

However when asked, a city council spokesperson said: “The chief executive has not been notified that Cllr Clementson is no longer a member of the Conservative Group.”

The council website lists her as still being a member of the group.

She has been posting recently onto the ‘InTouch with Denmead County and District Councillors’ Facebook page that highlights the work of Conservative councillors.