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Cross-Party Group on Co-operatives, Scottish Parliament


Start date / time
Monday 01 March 2021, 1:00pm
End date / time
Monday 01 March 2021, 2:00pm
More information
[email protected]
Organised by
Co-operatives UK
Event type
Scottish P

Join Co‑operatives UK and members of the Scottish Parliament for this online meeting on Monday 1 March from 1-2pm.

About the meeting

Ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections, hear from the new CEO of Co-operatives UK, Rose Marley, on her priorities for the UK co-operative sector and manifesto asks. Representatives from SNP, Scottish Labour, Scottish Conservatives, Scottish Liberal Democrats and Scottish Greens will outline how their parties propose to help co-operatives thrive in Scotland. 

This meeting will also give an opportunity to  attendees to ask questions on co-operative priorities.

James Kelly MSP will outline how the Cross Party Group will take the recommendations forward. 


  • This meeting will take place online for 1 hour
  • Talks will be delivered followed by Q&A

How much does it cost?

This meeting is FREE for both members of Co-operatives UK and non members. 

What attendees will gain

Understanding how the political parties in Scotland are proposing to benefit co-operatives. A chance to hear from Co-operatives UK's new CEO, Rose Marley on her priorities for the UK co-operative sector and Scottish manifesto asks. 

Who should attend?

This meeting is suitable for:

  • Co-operatives based in Scotland
  • Anyone planning to start a co-op in Scotland
  • Those interested in the parties' manifestos


1.00pm - Welcome

1.05pm - A new co-operative approach in Scotland: Scottish Parliament elections 2021 and priorities for Co-operatives UK.  Rose Marley

1.20pm - How the Scottish parties propose to help co-operatives thrive in Scotland. Representatives from each party

1.45pm - Q&A from attendees

1.55pm - Next steps. James Kelly MSP

2.00pm - Summary and close 


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