Prime Minister visits Lincolnshire Co-operative

The Prime Minister paid a visit to over 200 staff at Lincolnshire Co-operative last week.

David Cameron hosted an initiative called PM Direct at the society’s Pharmacy Warehouse, Lincoln, where he visits workplaces and takes questions from workers.

Staff from all areas of the business gathered in the warehouse for a 40-minute question and answer session on issues such as post office services, employment for young people and how the co-operative business model can help public services.

Other topics covered included sports facility provision in Lincolnshire, public sector cuts, fuel tax and overseas aid.

Also in attendance at the event were representatives from Business in the Community and two of Lincolnshire Co-op’s Local Choice suppliers: Alex Albone from Piper’s Crisps based in Elsham and Chris Pocklington from Pocklington’s Bakery, based in Withern.

Lincolnshire’s Chief Executive Ursula Lidbetter said: “We were pleased and surprised to be chosen to host a visit from our Prime Minister, especially in our 150th birthday year. 

“We were happy to show Mr Cameron around our pharmacy warehouse and also to talk to him about who we are and what we do, particularly our role in the local community.

“Our staff were also pleased to have the opportunity to ask him challenging questions which reflected some of the issues that concern our colleagues and the wider public in Lincolnshire.”

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