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: southeast@memberscouncil.coop.

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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Dilys Barratt

- Bourne End

I'm a long-term fan of the Co-op, having been raised in a family where the 'divi' was constantly referenced by my mother and grandmother. They saw the value of being loyal to a company which rewarded them and I'm pleased to carry on the tradition. I particularly admire the Co-op for taking an ethical stand, believing in Fairtrade, respecting the environment, and seeking to improve the lives of communities at home and abroad.

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Linda Church

Retired - Burgess Hill

My name is Linda Church from Burgess Hill, West Sussex. I am a retired teacher and am particularly interested in the needs of young people in our society. I shop regularly at my local Co-op and I am on the town Residents Forum. I believe that empowering local communities is essential and hope that I will be able to make some contribution to this through my input to the National Members' Council.

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Tricia Davies (Senate)

Accountant - Thatcham

I live in Thatcham, Berks. I shop in my local Co-op almost every day and have done for the last 30 years. I am married and Mum to four sons and have a little granddaughter. I also run a book keeping and accountancy business. I hope to see thriving local member forums and vibrant member activity be the key to the success of the Co-op as a membership organisation. In turn, this will hopefully provide an opportunity for increased trade and recognition for the business.

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Steve Fairfax (Colleague Council Member)

LGV Driver - Folkstone

I live in Folkestone, Kent. I am currently an LGV driver at our West Thurrock Depot. Previously, I was a store manager for 10 years. I also sit as the chair of a charity trust, which I have held for 10 years and am pleased and proud of the work we do with young people. As a Council Member, it's my role to hold the Board to account and make sure our values and principles are alive in our business.

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Keith Frimley

Retired - Crawley

I am now retired, after spending my career mainly in IT roles, including IT Director at Pizza Hut Restaurants, Head of Business Systems at Virgin Atlantic and McDonald’s restaurants.

I have a BA from the Open University and an MSc from Kingston University. I am currently a member of the Passenger Advisory Group for GATCOM (part-time voluntary role) that takes a leading role in protecting and enhancing the interests of passengers using Gatwick airport.

I want to see the Council perform an effective custodian role, holding the Board to account in ensuring our Co-op remains true to its values and principles.

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Helene Rossiter

Manager - Hampshire

I am keen to support local member interests in the South East and to get involved in local community activity for the benefit of our region. With a career in the conservation sector, I am particularly interested in our social responsibility and in reducing our impact on the environment. I feel my qualifications and experience enable me to contribute well to the activities of the Members' Council and the Co-op.

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Susan Smith

Science Technician - Brighton

I live in Brighton and work at a local sixth form college. I have been actively involved with the Co-op over a number of years. I am also a director of a local, not-for profit community development trust, as well as serving as a staff governor at my college. As a Council Member, I believe application of our co-operative values and principles can deliver a financially successful commercial organisation, which is ethical and sustainable – both as a business and as a co-operative.

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Debbie Williams (Colleague Council Member and Senate)

Store Manager - Chandlers Ford

Hi, I'm Debbie. I'm from Chandlers Ford in Hampshire and I love our community. I've been a Guide Leader for 5 years. It's amazing watching girls grow in confidence as they tackle activities they thought they couldn't achieve. I chair the executive committee for my son's Scouts group and am chair of governors at our local school.

I believe that we can make a difference, big or small, in our communities and enjoy doing this, too, on behalf of the Co-op. I have worked as a store manager for 20 years now and feel that the Co-op's values align closely with my own. I want to help the Co-op do great things in their communities and am really happy to be serving on the Members' Council.

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Laura Manston

Housewife - Longfield

I am an established voice for my community, engaged in local groups, events and campaigns. I have a wide network of contacts and am known for being approachable, empathetic and hardworking. I share the Co-op's values, especially equity, equality and solidarity. I have a great rapport with the manager, staff and Member Pioneer at my Co-op and work with them on ongoing initiatives.

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Amber Vincent-Prior

- Portsdown

How things are done in our Co-op is as important as what we do. I want to use my experience and knowledge of accounts, Fairtrade and the Trade Union movement on the Members' Council to enable us to build Co-op culture and positively challenge and support the Board in the delivery of long-term, sustainable success for our Co-op so we can support our colleagues, members, customers and communities.

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 southeast@memberscouncil.coop

Any emails you send will come into a central inbox, monitored by our Council Secretariat team, before being passed on to your Council representatives.

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