Like most websites, our site uses cookies. By using the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Voting Have-Your-Say-icon-55x55-02.svg

Society Elections

What are the Society Elections?

The society elections are your chance to have your say! Every year, members have the chance to elect their Board of Directors and Member Engagement Committee representatives. You can even stand for election yourself, if you’d like to. 

Board & MEC Elections 2022

The Society's annual election process starts on 13 June with nominations opening at 9am. You will see posters displayed in stores and branches and there will be information on our website. 

If you wish to stand for the Board, you have to attend a Candidates Forum taking place on 30 June and 14 July at 6pm. 

The Elections themselves are held in September, when we ask members to vote on those candidates who have put themselves forward for election.

The co-operative ideal is based on members having the chance to vote so that everyone will feel heard, valued and appreciated. The Society elections are a way of putting this into action; as a co-operative, we are committed to giving our members the power to make decisions – big and small.

If you’d like to stand for election, click here to find out everything you need to know. You’ll find a summary of the role of a director within the Society and the qualification criteria you need to meet.

You can also find out about joining our Member Engagement Committee by clicking here.

2021 Election Results

The last three election results can be viewed by clicking on the following links:

Your AGM & Half-Yearly Meetings

Each year we hold your annual general meeting and half-yearly meetings. These meetings not only provide an update on our performance, activities and campaigns but also give you the opportunity to have your say and vote on key decisions that will help shape the future of our Society.

Approval of the minutes from AGM 2021:

For

Against

Abstain

276

6

23

 

Approval of the minutes from SGM 2021:

For

Against

Abstain

265

3

36

 

Adoption of the Annual Report & Accounts

For

Against

Abstain

285

5

13

 

Reappointment of auditors

For

Against

Abstain

275

12

16

 

Approval of distributions

For

Against

Abstain

276

17

11

 

Remuneration report (advisory vote)

For

Against

Abstain

249

32

26

 

Adoption of the Half-Year Report:

 

For

Against

Abstain

13 October

129

1

5

14 October

72

1

5

Total

201

2

10

 

Half Yearly Meetings 2020 Minutes:

 

For

Against

Abstain

13 October

123

1 16

14 October

69

0 6

Total

192

1 22

 

Share of Profits Distribution:

 

For

Against

Abstain

13 October

126 10 5

14 October

77 4 1

Total

203 14 6

Find out about our other Committees

There are several committees that answer to the board, you can find out more by clicking here.