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 2022 election cycle - as we look for talented candidates to add their own unique skills to our Board of Directors - is now underway. This year we have one seat up for grabs - in the Co-operative Development Body (CDB) category. Our call for nominations has resulted in a contested election with five candidates in the running. Eligible members have been their unique links for casting votes. For information contact [email protected] or see our guidance and nomination forms.
The election cycle for the Worker Co-op Council is also underway with three seats available. Four candidates have been put forward for the three vacant seats and voting is underway.
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. Read the candidate information.