COUNCILS will fail to meet the needs of their residents if they do not fully represent their communities in their work- forces, according to civil rights campaigners.

Local authorities need to reflect the ethnic diversity of the communities they serve, claim campaign groups, after an investigation by The Argus revealed black and minority ethnic groups are under-represented in some Sussex council workforces.

The Argus study also found the high proportion of female workers in the local government public sector was not reflected in the number of women in management roles.

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