Jim Lee was Secretary of the Scottish Co-operative Party 2004 – 2013. Prior to that he was a member of the Co-operative Party NEC and was the Chair of the Co-operative Party from 1995 to 2000.
He holds a number of positions in the Scottish Co-operative Movement and served as a member of the Co-operative Group’s Scotland and Northern Ireland Board.
He was a member of the Scottish Executive of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2005 and was a List Candidate for the Scottish Parliament in 1999, 2003 and 2007.
He has been involved in Labour’s policy making process prior to the election and was a member of Scottish Labour’s Prosperous and Sustainable Scotland Commission.
Professionally, Jim was a teacher for 18 years before taking up his full-time political post.
- Scottish Labour Conference: The Case for Co-operative Councils (21 Feb 2012)Next weekend sees the Scottish Labour Party Conference in Dundee. The Scottish Co-operative Party will be in attendance and is holding a fringe meeting on Co-operative Councils as follows: Friday 2 March at 12.45 pm at the Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee Speakers: Sarah Boyack MSP, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Planning Cllr Stephen Curran, [...]
- Scottish Co-operative Party Campaign Convention 2011 (2 Nov 2011)The Scottish Co-operative Party’s Campaign Convention is being held this year in Edinburgh on Saturday 19 November. UPDATE: This event will now also feature a hustings for Scotland’s Labour Leader, held jointly with SERA Scotland. The Campaign Convention will include the launch of the Scottish Local Government Manifesto which will be led by Margaret Curran MP, Shadow Secretary [...]
- Have the SNP never heard of credit unions? (29 Apr 2011)Download the SNP manifesto, type in the words “credit unions” and your search will get a “no matches found” response. This is from a party which describes itself as a “left of centre, social democratic party”. The Scottish Nationalists have worked very hard to give the impression that they are just like the Labour Party [...]