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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.

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.


1st Jun
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Hermitage Iona Room
Stirling Court Hotel
University of Stirling, FK9 4AE United Kingdom

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