John Lewis and Waitrose have divisional councils, with at least one elected councillor to represent each branch.
Elections to the councils take place every two years, with Partners voting in constituencies that are decided by the three Trustees of the Constitution. Councillors are elected to represent Partner opinion, but not to act as delegates of their constituents. Their responsibility is to exercise their judgement for the best interests of the Partnership as a whole, not to promote sectional interests.
Freedom of speech is guaranteed.