________________________

Statement of Principles:

________________________

Where are all the BME councillors?

This article was published immediately after the General Election in June. It is still highly relevant.

Runnymede Communications Manager Lester Holloway, writing in a personal capacity, contrasted the rise in MPs with black and ethnic minority backgrounds to more than 50 with the picture in local politics. Ethnic minority councillors barely make up 4 per cent, while BME people make up 14 percent of the population. Council chambers remain stubbornly stuck in the past. Elected members are overwhelmingly white, male and retired.

Time for a radical change! What is Labour doing about it? […]