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April 11, 2017

The Scottish political scene remains one in which Scotland’s minority ethnic population continues to remain under-represented.

Prior to the 2012 Local Government elections, there were 10 non-white local councillors from a total of 1,222 across the country, representing 0.8% of the total.

All were male, all were from the Scots Pakistani or Scots Indian communities, and despite Scottish minority ethnic communities having higher proportions of young people than the white Scottish...

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