The proportion of non-white members on the councils varied dramatically. On some there were none, while others in central London had nearly a third from ethnic minorities.
The councils are supposed to monitor local health services and represent views of the local community.
From Here to Equality: CHC's Race and Ethnicity by Mandana Hendessi is available from GLACHC
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