THE Tories have suspended Lee Anderson’s wife, a prominent councillor, from the party after she was allegedly seen campaigning for Reform UK.

Sinead Anderson, who was elected to represent the Tories on Nottinghamshire Council, is said to be in the background of an image her husband posted to social media while campaigning for Reform in Selston in his Ashfield constituency.

Anderson defected to Reform from the Conservatives after he was suspended for claiming that “Islamists have got control” of London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Campaigning for Alan Graves, Reform’s candidate in the East Midlands mayoral election, Anderson wrote on Twitter/X: “We Want Our Country Back.

“Great turnout this morning when local Reform UK members turned out to help me campaign in Selston.

“Fantastic response on the streets in Ashfield.

“They want their country back.”

He included four images along with the post, one of which is alleged to show his wife Sinead, the Mirror first reported.

The Mirror further reported that Anderson did not deny it was his wife in the campaign post, instead repeatedly asking: “How do you know it’s her?”

A Conservative Party spokesperson said: “Mrs Anderson has been suspended pending investigation.

“The Conservative Party has a robust complaints process in place. This process is rightly a confidential one, so that complainants can come forward in confidence."

The news comes after the Tories refused to take action against one of their MPs after he encouraged people to vote for Reform in Anderson’s constituency.

Anderson had posted on Facebook claiming that Nick Fletcher was one of his MP “friends” and that he would not campaign against him.