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As we enter the AGM season and elections galore, we are looking for members in our branchless districts to put themselves forward as district representatives.

Over the past few years, our Scotland, Northern Ireland, South West, Wales, and East of England districts have closed their branches and moved to a simpler district council structure.

To operate efficiently and effectively in 2024, these districts need your help!

All the areas where branches existed must be represented within the district, so they’re looking for members in these locations to nominate themselves as district councillors, and to participate fully in meetings and debates.

Between now and the end of April, district Annual General Meetings (AGMs) are taking place, where the district president, vice president, executive councillor and 2024 Annual Conference Delegates will be elected. Find all AGM event dates here

All full members, full partner members and affiliate members can put themselves forward for election. Life members can too, but, in the event of applications being over-subscribed, will have to withdraw if a full member, full partner member or affiliate member is also standing.

We are looking for enthusiastic people who are willing to learn and prepared to share their experiences of life as an independent retailer to help their federation colleagues compete more effectively in today’s challenging trading environment.

Details of the roles and responsibilities as well as nomination forms can be found below:



East of England



Northern Ireland






South West





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