Our democratic structures are working when our council comprises a mixture of people from all different ages, social backgrounds, races, religions, genders, and sexualities. Currently that is not the case.
I am proud, however, to be a member of a political party that pays more than lip service to issues of equality. We cannot change the past, but we can learn from its mistakes. Along with my SNP colleagues, I will continue to seek a greater balance of representation at every level of public life.