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Join with us in Stirling

as we bring together Scottish Co-operative Party members and supporters to discuss the Co-operative Party’s Scotland and UK policy platforms and new Food Justice campaign.

Please note change of meeting room: the event will now take place in the Court Room in the University of Stirling Building (Cottrell Building main entrance, then take the lift to level 4)  

The programme will include panel debates and Q&A sessions with Claudia Beamish MSP, Rhoda Grant MSP, Cllr Gordon Munro, Cllr Stephen Curran, Lezley Cameron and Cllr Joseph Cullinane.

This event is open to non-members, so please share with friends, Labour Party and trade union colleagues.  You must register in advance to secure a place.

Format (subject to change)

10.00                Registration commences
10.30                Welcome

10.45 – 11.30  Policy debate 1: Climate change, energy and the environment

  • With Claudia Beamish MSP
  • Jim Lee, Coop Party NEC && Edinburgh Solar Coop

11.30 – 12.15  Policy debate 2: Community, place and power

  • Cllr Lezley Cameron, Edinburgh City Council
  • Cllr Richard McCready, Political Officer Scottish Co-operative Party & Dundee City Council
  • Ian Miller, ScotMid Co-operative Society

12.15 – 13.00  Co-operative Party Campaigns: Food Justice

  • With Rhoda Grant, MSP for Highlands and Islands region
  • Cllr Joe Cullinane, Leader North Ayrshire Council
  • James Butler – Co-operative Party Campaigns Officer

13.00 – 13.30 Lunch (sandwich buffet included in your registration fee) and networking

13.30 – 14.15 Elected representatives Q&A:

  • With Claudia Beamish MSP for South Scotland
  • Rhoda Grant, MSP for Highlands and Islands
  • Cllr Gordon Munro (Edinburgh City Council)
  • Cllr Stephen Curran (Glasgow City Council)
  • Cllr Lezley Cameron (Edinburgh City Council)
  • Cllr Joe Cullinane (North Ayrshire Council)

14.15 – 15.45 Policy issues for Scotland on housing and education

Determine how the Scottish Co-operative Party feeds into Scottish Labour policies on housing and education, with reference to the attached briefing https://party.coop/briefing/scottish-policy-process/

15.45 – 16.00  Round up and next steps

15.45 – 16.15  Co-operative Party Women’s network
  • This is open to all those self-defining as female.  The topic of discussion will be shared parental leave

Registration is £10 (£5 concessions) which includes a sandwich lunch.


Saturday, 1 June 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Court Room
Cottrell Building (main entrance)
University of Stirling, FK9 4LA United Kingdom

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