The Co-operative is in turmoil regarding governance issues. They have an Area Committee for Leeds & Wakefied.
One of their members is Moortown Councillor Alex Sobel who is also the Leeds North West Labour Parliamentary.
I applied to be an election candidate at the Cooperative committee in March, but this was declined mainly because the elections were suspended, extending the period of office of existing members.
The Cooperative held a special meeting yesterday in Personchester. They agreed to have a governance review. Jennifer attended as member delegate.
The problem as I see it is that they did not have the time to read the paperwork, and cooperative members are losing the right to directly elect representatives?
The Co-operative have been “Trojan Horsed” by various organisations.
At the recent Leeds Co-op members meeting if Co-op candidates would need to declare interests, such as freemasonry, common purpose, political parties, criminal convictions, drugs?
The answer was its in the details!