2020 motions

Here's the results for how our members voted on our 2020 motions. Thanks to everyone who had their say.

1 To receive the Annual Report for the period ended 4 January 2020.

CARRIED

For: 53,615 (98.67%)

Against: 721 (1.33%)

Withheld: 2,184

2 To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report for the period ended 4 January 2020.

CARRIED

For: 46,739 (89.98%)

Against: 5,207 (10.02%)

Withheld: 4,073

3 To re-elect Steve Murrells as an Executive Director.

CARRIED

For: 50,996 (96.51%)

Against: 1,846 (3.49%)

Withheld: 3,364

4 To elect Shirine Khoury-Haq as an Executive Director.

CARRIED

For: 48,383 (93.91%)

Against: 3,135 (6.09%)

Withheld: 4,410

5 To re-elect Simon Burke as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

CARRIED

For: 50,598 (96.48%)

Against: 1,848 (3.52%)

Withheld: 3,676

6 To re-elect Stevie Spring as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

CARRIED

For: 48,291 (92.23%)

Against: 4,069 (7.77%)

Withheld: 3,745

7 To re-elect Lord Victor Adebowale as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

CARRIED

For: 48,823 (93.64%)

Against: 3,314 (6.36%)

Withheld: 3,922

8 To re-appoint Ernst & Young LLP as our auditors and authorise the Risk and Audit Commitee to fix their remuneration.

CARRIED

For: 50,042 (94.82%)

Against: 2,734 (5.18%)

Withheld: 3,417

9 Joint Board and Council Motion - Political Donations

CARRIED

For: 42,514 (82.53%)

Against: 9,000 (17.47%)

Withheld: 4,411

10 Independent Society Members' Motion - Ethical Retailing

CARRIED

For: 52,720 (97.55%)

Against: 1,322 (2.45%)

Withheld: 2,416

11 Independent Society Members' Motion - Support for Wider Co-operative Movement

CARRIED

For: 53,183 (98.14%)

Against: 1,010 (1.86%)

Withheld: 2,228

12 Council Motion - Climate Change

CARRIED

For: 52,423 (96.97%)

Against: 1,638 (3.03%)

Withheld: 2,402

Find out the results of our 2019 motions.

Motions

A motion is a proposal that is voted on by members at our AGM. Motions can be put forward by our business, our Members' Council, Independent Society Members or by individual members and some motions are required by our rules.

Motions make it simple to bring forward matters of policy or issues of concern to the AGM, which can be debated by our wider membership.