Interested joining the Co-operative Party Disciplinary Committee? Here's everything you need to know.
The Co-operative Party’s Disciplinary Committee (CPDC) is an elected body, separate to the NEC, which plays an important part in ensuring that the rules and standards of the Party are maintained.
The CPDC is comprised of 22 members, two per region and elections to the CPDC take place every three years at the same time as the election to the NEC.
Members elected in 2020 (and at subsequent by-elections) will serve from June 2020 until the next CPDC is elected in 2023.
Candidates must have been a member of the Co-operative Party for five years and live in the nation or region for which they are seeking nomination.
Nominations are made by Party Councils and Societies/Affiliates – the candidate must also be a member of the body nominating them and may not be a member of the NEC, MP, MSP, AM or member of staff.
Please read all of the information on this page before clicking the button below to begin the application process.
Please contact our Deputy General Secretary, Karen Wilke, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02073674178.
18 December 2019
6 February 2020 (5pm)
Closing date for applications
13 February 2020
Branch, Party Council and Society/Affiliate nominations open
15 March 2020
Closing date for nominations
27 March 2020
Ballot papers issued to Societies, Affiliates and Party Councils
4 May 2020
(Extract from the rules)
The duties and powers of the CPDC shall be:
The decisions of the CPDC in determining such disciplinary matters brought before it and imposing such disciplinary measures as it sees fit, shall be final.
Who can stand?
The size of the CPDC has been increased for this election to help to ensure diversity on the Committee and we particularly encourage BAME, LGBT+ and disabled members to stand for election.
Members who have relevant experience or training e.g. through their trade union are also urged to apply.
Additionally, members of the CPDC must:
Start the application process now!
Applications will open on 18 December 2019 for elections to the Co-operative Party Disciplinary Committee (CPDC) for 2020-23.
If you would like to be considered for nomination and election to the Co-operative Party Disciplinary Committee, please complete the candidate application form in full.
After the closing date (5pm on Thursday 6 February), valid forms will be forwarded to branches, local parties, Societies and affiliated organisations in the relevant nation/region to enable them to nominate up to two candidates.
The election will be by Party Councils, Societies and affiliated organisations.
Before you complete this form, there are a few things to note: