James Peddie, Baron Peddie: Order of the British Empire, Co- operative, Ministry of Information, Co- operative Wholesale Society, Co- operative Insurance Society
– 23 set 2010
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. James Mortimer Peddie, Baron Peddie, MBE (5 April 1905 - 13 April 1978) was a British businessman and politician, a leading figure in the UK co-operative movement. Peddie started his work in the co-operative movement for the Hull Co-operative Society as Publicity Manager and a director. He served in the Ministry of Information during World War II then became a director of the Co-operative Wholesale Society. He served on the boards of the Co-operative Insurance Society and the Co-operative Permanent Building Society (now the Nationwide). He was the President of Co-operative Congress in 1958. Peddie also served on the national executive of the Co-operative Party and chaired the Party 1957-1965. He became a bridge between the co-operative and trade union movements, and the Labour Party, serving on the National Council of Labour, Co-op and Trade Unions. He served as President of both the Co-operative Congresses of 1958. Peddie was awarded an MBE, and was created Baron Peddie, of the City and County of Kingston upon Hull on 9 February 1961. He sat on the Labour benches as a Labour Co-operative peer.