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East Of England Co-Operative Society

EDM number 874 in 2005-06, proposed by Bob Russell on 26/10/2005.

That this House welcomes the formation of the East of England Co-operative Society Limited, a merger between the Colchester and East Essex Co-operative Society and the Ipswich and Norwich Co-operative Society; notes that the new society will be the fifth largest co-operative society in the UK and brings together two of the strongest and most successful societies in the country; pays tribute to the founders of the various local societies across Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, and the dedicated co-operators who have followed over the succeeding decades, which has led to the creation from the end of October 2005 of a single society stretching from South Woodham Ferrers in Essex to Sheringham in Norfolk; affirms that the Co-operative and Mutual Movement continues to have an important role to play in promoting the high ideals and ethical values which distinguish it from others; and looks forward to an expanding and developing East of England Co-operative Society, trading from more than 200 outlets in around 70 towns and villages, employing 5,000 people with annual sales in excess of £400 million, and providing increased benefits including payments of dividends from trading surpluses to its 480,000 members.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Bob Russell26/10/2005ColchesterLiberal DemocratProposed
Anthony D Wright26/10/2005Great YarmouthLabourSeconded
Norman Lamb26/10/2005North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSeconded
Ian Gibson26/10/2005Norwich NorthLabourSeconded
Paul Burstow26/10/2005Sutton and CheamLiberal DemocratSeconded
Chris Mole27/10/2005IpswichLabourSeconded
Martin Caton27/10/2005GowerLabourSigned
Michael Clapham27/10/2005Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins31/10/2005Luton NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer31/10/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Edward Davey31/10/2005Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Linda Riordan01/11/2005HalifaxLabourSigned
Meg Hillier01/11/2005Hackney South and ShoreditchLabourSigned
Rudi Vis01/11/2005Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Mike Hancock01/11/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Gapes01/11/2005Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin01/11/2005Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
David Taylor01/11/2005North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
David Lepper02/11/2005Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
Andrew Love02/11/2005EdmontonLabourSigned
John McDonnell02/11/2005Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith02/11/2005Bristol North WestLabourSigned
David Hamilton02/11/2005MidlothianLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt02/11/2005Sittingbourne and SheppeyLabourSigned
Gordon Prentice03/11/2005PendleLabourSigned
Sarah McCarthy-Fry03/11/2005Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
John Hemming03/11/2005Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams03/11/2005Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeff Ennis03/11/2005Barnsley East and MexboroughLabourSigned
Rob Marris03/11/2005Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Alan Simpson03/11/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins08/11/2005TamworthLabourSigned
Paul Rowen11/11/2005RochdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley14/11/2005Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Edward BallsUnknownWithdrawn

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