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Board elections

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Democracy is the lifeblood of co‑operatives and we want as many of our members as possible to get involved in the election process, either standing as candidates, nominating candidates or voting for candidates.

Co-operatives UK Board elections

The 2024 election cycle - as we look for talented candidates to add their own unique skills to our Board of Directors - is underway. This year we have seats up for election in the following categories:

  • Federals
  • Other Consumer Owned Co-operatives
  • Retail Consumer Co-operatives – South
  • Retail Consumer Co-operatives – Midlands
  • Retail Consumer Co-operatives – Scotland and North

A call for nominations was sent out to all members falling into the relevant categories of membership on 12 February 2024. For information contact [email protected].

Nominate a candidate for Co-operatives UK's Board

Candidate information, nomination forms, Board structure information all in one place.
Interested in standing for election to our Board?
We want to hear from all potential candidates - from all sections of our membership.
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Who can stand for election?

Co‑operatives UK's Board of Directors is elected by and from our members on a rolling three year cycle. 

The Board is drawn from different constituencies of members to provide a balance of experience and knowledge. Elections are staggered so there is at least one board election each year. 

What makes a good director?

There is no identikit for the perfect director. In fact, we want a real balance of skills and personalities to help take Co‑operatives UK, and the wider sector, forward. Candidate information and the Board nomination form can be found here.

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