Our Future in Our HandsSpeech to Coop Party Conference, Sunday 11 October 2020 Thank you so much for inviting me to the Co-op Conference, which in the times we are now in is online so I can’t see you all in person. And let me put on record my profound thanks to you too for helping make this West Midlands Co-op Taskforce report happen. Let me start by saying a huge thanks you to my fellow co-chairs and members of the taskforce, who brought wide experience, knowledge and insights.