IYC reception

The Dover & Deal branch held a reception to mark the International Year of Co-operatives on Monday 17 September which was opened by the Mayor of Deal, Cllr Marlene Burnham.

IYC2012The reception was followed by a discussion on credit unions with guest speaker John Pritchard from the Thanet Credit Union.

Annual conference 2012

This year’s Co-operative Party conference was held over the weekend of 7-9 September in Manchester. Kent delegates Derek Smyth and Clair Hawkins are pictured.





At this year’s Conference Ed Balls MP spoke on a new economy based on co-operative values and Johann Lamont MSP on how Labour in Scotland is putting co-operative ideas at its heart. Our Kent Party had three motions to conference, Clair Hawkins is pictured here on the stage delivering a speech moving a motion on co-operative councils.