Memories of our Chair, Chris Herries
Tonight I joined with colleagues on the National Executive Committee & Staff of the Co-operative Party to share our memories of our Chair , Chris Herries , who died suddenly recently. A Socialist , Feminist , Christian , Teacher , Oxfam Shop Manager , Labour Councillor , Allotment Tender & a passionate supporter of everything Co-operative. A stalwart of the Co-operative Movement for most of her life Chris led our Party with determination & drive. A great Comrade & Friend. I will miss her wise counsel enormously. Chris was a cricket fanatic & I know nothing about cricket. We shared a laugh when the unrated Irish team recently beat the mighty English team ! She packed so much into her life which at all times was to make things better for people. A wonderful woman who still had so much to offer.