So here we are at Co-op Congress
The first day of Congress went well. Rory and I stood out a mile wearing our Co-operative Greens t-shirts and the stall was very visible. Everyone definitely noticed us.
We had lots of good conversations, meeting Green supporters and some "not-quite" supporters from various co-ops. Several people from the Co-operative Party also came over to talk to us (their stall is in the opposite corner).
Much of the afternoon was taken up with the AGMs of Co-operative News (see www.thenews.coop for Congress updates) and Co-operatives UK (www.uk.coop). Rory joined in the discussion during the Co-operatives UK AGM, where the most dramatic announcement was Pauline Green stepping down as President of the International Co-operative Alliance (www.ica.coop).
Today I'll be on the stall with Margaret from Birmingham Greens. Looking forward to more conversations and I'll try to remember to take some photos.
Co-convenor, Co-operative Greens special interest group
Scottish Green Party
PS: The fundraiser is still open until Tuesday, as we haven't quite covered all of the costs yet. Please spread the word.