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Chairman
The Co-operative Bank p.l.c

Chairman
Co-op Bank

Chairman
Co-operative Group Limited

Non-Executive Director
Co-operative Group Limited

Methodist Minister
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Education


addictions treatment programme
London

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Tuesday 19 November | Scot-Buzz

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In case you haven't caught up with the saga of the hapless Rev. Paul Flowers, here's the Daily Mail's take on it. Mr Flowers was Chairman of the Co-operative Bank when it got into trouble earlier this year. In 2010 he was appointed a member of Labour's influential finance and industry advisory board. He has been a Methodist minister for almost 40 years and served as a Labour councillor on Bradford City Council, where he lives, for a decade. Now this upright citizen has been caught buying crystal meth and crack cocaine, and admits to using ketamine and cannabis. Not unnaturally, Mr Plod is taking a close interest. Every organisation he was associated with has suspended and disowned him. How did he ever get to be chairman of a large 'ethical' bank? Well might you askā€¦


FCA stands by appointment of Paul ...

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FCA stands by appointment of Paul Flowers as Co-op Bank chairman

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FCA stands by appointment of Paul Flowers as Co-op Bank chairman
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The regulator who authorised Paul Flowers appointment as chairman of the Co-op bank endured a lengthy grilling from MPs on Tuesday but he still maintains he sticks by his decision to allow Flowers to take the role after a 90 minute interview in 2010...read more >


The Co-op Bank's former chairman, ...

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The Co-op Bank's former chairman, Paul Flowers, brought it into disrepute when his drug-taking and sexual proclivities were exposed by a tabloid newspaper, while his financial competence was questioned by MPs after he failed to correctly state the size of the Co-op Bank's balance sheet.


Paul Flowers, who chaired ...

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Paul Flowers, who chaired the Co-operative Bank for three years from 2010, was exposed allegedly buying and using illegal drugs in a newspaper sting (Co-operative Group/PA) Paul Flowers, who chaired the Co-operative Bank for three years from 2010, was exposed allegedly buying and using illegal drugs in a newspaper sting (Co-operative Group/PA)

Paul Flowers, who chaired the Co-operative Bank for three years from 2010, was exposed allegedly buying and using illegal drugs in a newspaper sting (Co-operative Group/PA)
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Co-operative Group chairman Len Wardle quit today amid a deepening scandal over disgraced former banking boss Paul Flowers - as it emerged that adult content had been found on Mr Flowers's laptop during his time as a local councillor.
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In a new development it emerged that Mr Flowers, who led the Co-operative Bank for three years from 2010, had resigned as a Bradford city councillor in 2011 after the discovery of material on his computer.
It also emerged that the Methodist minister was convicted of gross indecency in 1981, reportedly over a sex act in a public toilet. A church spokesman said that at the time he went through the "usual procedures" before being allowed to continue in his role.
"He was very contrite, and he continued his work," the spokesman said.
Both the church and the Labour party suspended Mr Flowers following the revelations at the weekend.
West Yorkshire Police have launched an inquiry and are understood to be in the process of trying to obtain video footage at the centre of the allegations.
Mr Flowers, 63, is thought to be away from his Bradford home but detectives are aware of his location and have been in touch via a third party.
Now further details have emerged of his resignation from the city's council in September 2011, after serving for almost a decade. At the time he cited personal reasons and increased responsibilities at the Co-op.
But a spokesman for Bradford Council said today: "Inappropriate but not illegal adult content was found on a council computer handed in by Councillor Flowers for servicing. This was put to him and he resigned immediately."
The lurid revelations came as Mr Wardle, who had been due to step down in May, brought forward his resignation, admitting that the behaviour of Mr Flowers raised "serious questions for both the bank and the group".
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Ms Lidbetter is to lead the group through a "root-and-branch" structural review announced last night in the wake of the revelations about Mr Flowers.
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The debacle over Mr Flowers is the latest sorry episode for the bank, which is facing a rescue plan which will see majority control turned over to investors including US hedge funds.
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Critics have questioned how Mr Flowers could ever have been appointed as the Co-op's banking boss given his apparent lack of experience.
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Regulators have said Mr Flowers went through a suitability interview when he joined the Co-op's board as non-executive director but there was no formal process when he became chairman.
Instead, there was an informal conversation followed by an agreement that he would have two deputies who had financial services experience.
The Methodist Church said it had not been aware of the circumstances of Mr Flowers's departure from Bradford council.


A report last week by the ...

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A report last week by the Treasury Select Committee into the failed Lloyds deal said former chairman Paul Flowers, who led the lender for four years until 2013, lacked any of the experience to act as chairman of a bank.

During a previous appearance before the Treasury committee, Mr Flowers stumbled over the basic facts and figures relating to the ailing bank.

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