Council Members are at the heart of our business to give members, like you, a platform for sharing your views and ideas on how we can make our Co-op one we can all be proud of for years to come. Get in touch locally:

If you’re looking to raise a complaint or have questions about your membership or local store, please call: 0800 0686 727.

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Gemma Robinson (Colleague Council Member)

Customer Team Member - Peterlee

I have a true love for the Co-op way and its ethics and I get involved however I can. I work for Co-op Food as a team member and am also a Member Pioneer for the Easlington area. I love supporting local causes and communities and am keen to apply this energy and passion to my role as a Council Member.

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Alice Quinn

Hairdresser - Streetgate

I am passionate about my community and making a difference. The Co-op is a lifeline to my local community, not just for the products and services they offer, but the money raised for local causes. Seeing what my local Co-op has done for local causes made me want to be involved so I can help to bring about more change and support for future generations.

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Mark Ormston

Retired - North Shields

I’m educated to post-graduate level and have significant management experience, as well as a Diploma in Co-operation. I am dedicated to co-operative values and principles and enthusiastically support membership activities. I bring an in-depth business knowledge, proven financial acumen, strategic insight, an informed social perspective, respect for governance, an ability to influence and inform decisions and a desire to serve the wider membership. I would like to see the Council perform an effective custodian role, holding the Board to account in areas such as business performance, strategy direction, social responsibility and ethical trading.

Contact your local representatives

To get you in touch with your Council Members on a more direct and local level, we've created a set of constituency email addresses to help you raise questions, find out more information and share your views.

To contact Council Members in this constituency, email

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