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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 Birmingham ‘Ideas to change the West Midlands’ 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.

11.30 Welcome: Chris Bain, Co-operative Party West Midlands NEC representative.

11.35 An introduction of where the Co-operative Movement is today: Nick Matthews, Chair Co-operatives UK

11.45-13.00: An Economy Where Wealth And Power Are Shared: a discussion based on https://party.coop/publication/2018-policy-discussion-paper-an-economy-where-wealth-and-power-are-shared/

Speakers include: Gareth Snell MP Labour & Co-operative MP for Stoke Central, Cllr Anna Birley Co-operative Party Policy Officer, and Nicola Huckerby Co-operative Councils Innovation Network

13.00-13.30: Lunch break

13.30-14.00: Keynote address: Lord Kennedy of Southwark, Labour & Co-operative Peer

14.00-15.30: Making Change Happen In Your Community
Speakers include: Adrian Bailey MP Labour & Co-operative MP for West Bromwich West, Jo White Co-operative Futures, and Nick Matthews Chair, Co-operatives UK

15.30 Summing Up: Chris Bain and Jeevan Jones, Chair West Midlands Regional Party .

Before the Ideas to Change the West Midlands event, members who live in the following branches are invited to attend the AGM of the Central Midlands Co-operative Party in the same venue from 9.30am: Birmingham, Solihull & Tamworth; Cannock; Coventry & Warwickshire; Dudley; Sandwell; Stafford & Stone; Walsall; and Wolverhampton.


Saturday, 30 June 2018
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Part of:


The Co-operative Party
020 7367 4150


The Priory Rooms
40 Bull Street
Birmingham, B4 6AF United Kingdom

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