Up for a de­sired con­tested elec­tion

Stockport Express - - Sport -

Co­op­er­a­tive. John Giles took to the mi­cro­phone next to present the Co­op­er­a­tive Board’s pro­posal that the Guardian Ac­count fo­cus go­ing for­ward should be on rais­ing funds to ob­tain part own­er­ship of Edge­ley Park.

Fol­low­ing dis­cus­sion, mem­ber and for­mer writer of this col­umn, Mike Davis moved ‘ref­er­ence back’. This was sec­onded but de­feated by vote on a show of hands.

Fur­ther dis­cus­sion con­cluded with a vote that saw the Co­op­er­a­tive Board’s pro­posal ap­proved.

The fi­nal busi­ness of the evening was the elec­tion of mem­bers to fill the board va­can­cies.

I have men­tioned pre­vi­ously in this col­umn the im­por­tance of pre­serv­ing our demo­cratic pro­cesses, and whilst elec­tions to the Co­op­er­a­tive Board prob­a­bly do not fea­ture very promi­nently in peo­ples pri­or­i­ties, they re­main vi­tally im­por­tant if County’s fu­ture, and the sup­port­ers part in it, is to be safe­guarded.

So it was dis­ap­point­ing that in­suf­fi­cient nom­i­na­tions were re­ceived to en­sure a con­tested elec­tion!

This meant that the fol­low­ing nom­i­nated mem­bers were con­firmed as board mem­bers by the meet­ing: Ed­ward Keane, Andy Plant and Andy Burt. The Chair­man wel­comed the new board mem­bers, and the meet­ing closed in a suit­ably con­vivial at­mos­phere.

Con­tested elec­tions next year? I am not hold­ing my breath!

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