LGBTQ+ Co-operators – Co-operative Party

LGBTQ+ Co-operators Council

The Council is elected by LGBTQ+ members of the Co-operative Party. The current members were elected in 2020 and will serve until 2022:

  • Vince Barry
  • Jane Cameron
  • David Griffiths
  • Ashley Halstead
  • Kira Lewis
  • Chris Penberthy
  • Stephen Stanners
  • Jamie Tennant
  • Chris Wills

Join the Network

The Network is open to all members who identify as LGBTQ+.

To receive updates and invites from the Network you need to update your Equalities information - click here to tell us you identify as LGBTQ+.

LGBTQ+ Co-operators is open for all LGBTQ+ members of the Co-operative Party.

We aim to:

  • Encourage LGBTQ+ people to become active members of the Co-operative Party
  • Support the promotion of more LGBTQ+ candidates internally in the Co-operative Party and for public office at all levels
  • Campaign for full legal and social equality for LGBTQ+ people
  • Facilitate engagement between LGBTQ+ people in all parts of the co-operative movement to support appropriate practical and policy responses to the needs of LGBTQ+ communities

We are developing a programme of support, training, development, campaigning and social activities. Please get in touch if you would like to help us or to become a member of the group email, like our Facebook group or follow us on Twitter to join in the discussion.

Find the Co-op Party's policy document on Women & Equalities here.

We held our 1st LGBT+ Co-operators Conference in November 2018 with great speakers and a good debate on the way forward for the group.  An action plan will be available soon.


As you are aware, all the Pride parades have been cancelled this year. We will be back next year to help you get your 2021 marching shoes on!

We will be hosting a Zoom meet up on 4 July – International Day of Co-operatives. Click here to register.

In the meantime, if you would like to get in touch please email

Want to print your own flag? Download the PDF here

Brighton Pride 2018 (2)
Plymouth pride 2017