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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Sue Body

Farmer - Liskeard

I am a sheep farmer and became involved with the Co-op to understand about the food chain from farmer to consumer.

During my time with the Co-op, I've learnt of the advantages of co-operatively-run businesses to owner-members and colleagues and met many committed and friendly people. Changing our democratic structure to a national one gives me confidence that we will be able to put members’ views forward more effectively and to help steer the Co-op in the direction of running our businesses profitably and in our principled way.

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Marlene Corbey

Retired - Salisbury

A member since 1976, I am a customer of Co-op Food, Co-op Insurance, Co-op E-Store, Co-operative Energy, and the Phone Co-op. I also hold a Diploma of Co-operation. My role as a member of our Members’ Council is to represent everyone, including our colleagues, who engage daily with our members.

Community is key to our principles and I am fully involved in Wiltshire - working with Co-op Food, Funeralcare, and supporting Fairtrade. Together, we are contributing to a successful future for the Co-op and our members.

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Sofy Crew

Accounts Assistant - Bristol

It is an honour to represent members on the Members’ Council. A passionate co-operator since moving to Bristol from Venezuela in 2009, I am a member of the board of Co-operative Press and the equalities officer at Bristol Co-operative Party. I am standing to be a strong voice for members and to stand up for our Co-operative Values and Principles.

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Michael Harriott

Early Years Practitioner / Finance Manager - Clevedon

I have been involved with co-ops for over 30 years. I have founded co-ops, sat on boards of directors for a number of co-ops, and have been elected to the Members' Council for the Co-op. I see my role on the Council as representing members who elected me and being the voice of the local member at our meetings. I want to push for the Co-op to become a truly inspirational place to shop and work. I report back to members on my activities on my blog, which can be found at Please get in touch.

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Sandra Mitchell (Colleague Council Member)

Store Colleague - Liskeard

I grew up in Gloucestershire in a working class family, before moving to Cornwall 26 years ago. I am married with six children and six grandchildren and hold very strong family values.

I have worked for my local Co-op for almost eleven years, currently running the in-store bakery. I have been an USDAW representative for 18 months and store Community Champion for nearly 12 months. My passion is to help my local community.

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Ekaterina Vasileva

Marketing Manager - Watchet, Somerset

I feel passionate about our local communities, particularly about the voice of young people and people who have migrated here from abroad. I am committed to making a difference every day, however small it may be. I want to make sure that your voice matters and that your concerns are addressed.

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Emma Luing-Holmes

Teacher - Devon

I am a passionate advocate for my community, already showing my investment in our local area by uniting the street for the jubilee in 2020. I am an upstanding middle leader in a leading Devon school and parent and community ambassador. I want to represent and build in our already positive local spirit for the better.

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Geoff Wood (Colleague Council Member)

Store Manager - Newton Abbot

I have now worked for the Co-op for over 18 years and have never felt more passionate about our values and ethics. I believe Co-op is more relevant today than ever, with the retail landscape changing towards environmental impacts such as our carbon footprint, plastic usage, and giving back to local communities. In addition to this, being at the forefront of action to support violence against retail workers is a key driver. I see Co-op having a far greater influence than just being an excellent community retailer.

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Tanya Brownridge

Partner - Plymouth

I live in close proximity to my local Co-op and see first hand the importance of its place in the local community. I am an independent working mum of 4 children, one of whom has a severe learning disability, so I appreciate just how important the support of local networks like the Co-op is to its 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

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