Having your say

How members become eligible to vote.

We're owned by our members. And members have a say in how we’re run. Eligible Members can vote on motions, attend our AGM and elect Member Nominated Directors and council representatives.

And, like every other co-op, we're guided by our values and principles.

Below you'll see a summary of how members become eligible to vote. You can read the full eligibility criteria in part 1 of our Purchase Regulations (PDF, 19 pages, 254KB)

Eligibility to vote at our AGM is based on a 12 month cycle starting in January each year, some exclusions apply.

Eligibility to vote requires meeting 1 of the 6 rules below:

Spend £250 at Co-op

Rule 1: The individual member has recorded a minimum spend of £250 over the 12 months immediately prior to the calculation date in one or more of the following businesses:

  • Co-op Food
  • Co-op Travel (up to 13 December 2016)
  • Electrical Buying Group (E-Store)

Spend on Co-op Legal Services, Co-op Funeralcare or Insurance

Rule 2: The individual member has been the named holder of a Co-op Insurance policy within the 12 months immediately prior to the calculation date

Rule 3: The individual member has made any purchases from Co-op Legal Services within the 12 months immediately prior to the calculation date

Rule 4: The individual member is the named holder of a Co-op Funeralcare or Fairways Pre-paid Funeral Plan at the calculation date

Rule 5: The individual member has purchased a funeral or memorial masonry from Co-op Funeralcare or a funeral home operated by the Co-op within 12 months immediately prior to the calculation date

Bank with us

Rule 6: The individual member has recorded a level of trade with The Co-operative Bank plc equating to 250 or more membership points within the 12 months immediately prior to the calculation date.

See our terms and conditions for full details on how points are calculated.