A Conservative candidate has been suspended ahead of the Hastings Borough Council elections on Thursday (May 3), party officials say.
The Conservative party has confirmed that Matt Lynch, a candidate standing in St Helens ward, has now been suspended from the party while an investigation continues into a description of himself, which appeared on campaign material.
Mr Lynch has yet to respond to a request for comment from this newspaper.
A Conservative spokesman said: "Matthew Lynch has been suspended pending an investigation."
He will still appear on the ballot as the last withdrawal date has already passed.