The Co-operative Party are incredibly saddened to learn of the death of our good friend, Ian Miller.

Jim McMahon MP, Chair of the Co-operative Party, said:

“Ian was a passionate co-operator and tireless in his efforts for the Labour and Co-operative movements.

Ian gave almost unparalleled service to Scottish Labour, the Scottish Co-operative Party and Scotmid Co-operative. He most recently served Scottish Labour as its Vice Chair, the Co-operative Party as a National Executive Committee member, and Scotmid as a Board Director.

Ian was always a supportive, engaged and encouraging presence in the Co-operative Party. We will miss him greatly.”

Richard Leonard MSP, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, said:

“The whole of the Scottish Labour Party has been shocked and saddened by the news of Ian Miller’s death.

He represented all that was best about the labour and co-operative movement. It is a matter of huge regret that he never became chair of his cherished Scottish Labour Party, a position he was due to take up this year but for the intervention of the Covid restrictions. A great character, with a big heart, and an unquenchable passion for a better world, once met he was never forgotten. He will be greatly missed. The best way to honour his memory is to keep fighting for the co-operative ideal and the cause of labour that was such a central part of his life. Rest in peace Ian.”

Rita Miller, Chair of the Scottish Co-operative Party said:

“Ian was a real people person. He always made it his business to welcome and encourage us all in our shared  mission to take forward co-operative values and principles.

He was generous with both his time and his energy even as his health deteriorated.

His many and varied roles in Scotmid Co-operative, the Scottish Co-operative Party and Scottish Labour made him a well known and well respected figure in the Labour and Co-operative movement in Scotland.


We will miss his wise counsel and his good company.”