A radical shake-up of the way the Co-operative group is run has been approved by its members.
At a special general meeting in Manchester, the crisis-hit company said 83% of votes were cast in favour of proposals drawn up in the wake of last year when the group racked up £2.5 billion losses.
The plans include reform of the food-to-funerals group's board structure, with elected directors - including the likes of a plasterer, engineer and retired deputy head teacher - largely replaced by professional business people.
The new governance structure includes the creation of a smaller board of directors and a move to a one-member one-vote system.
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