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Our country is at a crossroads. People are crying out for a movement that believes in sharing power and wealth. And we’re ready to answer that call with our Midlands’ ‘Ideas to change Britain’ members event

Bringing together members and supporters from across the co-operative, labour and trade union movements, this is a chance to learn more and help shape our plans to build a fairer Britain.

The event will features debates on the Co-operative Party’s Policy Process for 2018: An Economy Where Wealth and Power Are Shared and Britain Leaving the European Union. There will also be sessions on becoming a Co-operative Councillor and building co-operative activism in the Midlands.

Lunch is included in the ticket price and the event is open to non-members of the Co-operative Party.


10.00-10.30: Registration, tea and coffee
10.30-11.00 Welcome & Key Note: Chris Leslie MP.

11.00-12.00: Member led policy discussion: Britain leaving the European Union chaired by Mark Grayling:

· Rory Palmer MEP
· Dr. Heather Peto
· Cllr Brian Parbutt, Chair, Nottingham City Transport Bus Company

12.00-13.00 Policy Idea Sessions

Co-operation in Local Government (with Cllr Brian Parbutt – chair, and Local Government Officer Emma Hoddinott

Building Community Wealth (with Nutan Modi – chair, Mark Grayling and Campaigns Officer James Butler)

13.00-13.45: Lunch

13.45 Co-operative Party Centenary film

13.55-14.30 Keynote: Vernon Coaker MP.

14.30-15.30: Member led policy discussion: An Economy where wealth and power are shared (Jamie McMahon – chair)
· Tanya Noon, Director Central England Society & Co-operative Group National Members Council.
· Cllr Emma Hoddinott, Co-operative Party Local Government Officer.
· Hugh Ellis, The Town and Country Planning Association.

16:00 – Social event

Register to attend


Saturday, 2 June 2018
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Part of:


The Co-operative Party
020 7367 4150


Bonington Theatre
High Street, Arnold
Nottingham, NG5 7EE United Kingdom

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