When is a Co-op not a Co-op? When it’s Cleveland Fire Service

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Lacking employee engagement or community support, the plans make a mockery of the term mutual

| | 14 May 2013

Co-operative Party submission to Welsh Commission


The Co-operative Party has submitted written evidence to the Welsh Government’s Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission. Deputy General Secretary Karen Wilkie outlines our case. The Commission posed a number of questions for the movement to respond to – all very pertinent to how the Welsh Government could help co-ops – which it should.  What these may […]

| | 26 April 2013

Tell David Cameron to Make Food Fair at the G8 Summit

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During Fairtrade Fortnight, the Make Food Fair campaign was launched by the Fairtrade Foundation.

| | 17 April 2013

Meg Munn MP: why I am bringing forward the Co-operative Schools Bill

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A Co-operative Schools Bill is the next landmark in the extraordinary story of co-operative education

| | 17 April 2013

Labour & Co-operative County Council candidates are go!

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Over 250 Labour & Co-operative candidates are standing in the May County Council elections this year. Co-operative candidates, many of them existing councillors, are standing in every county council area in England with the exception of Warwickshire. With Ed Miliband launching Labour’s campaign with a speech at the East of England Co-op and the ever-growing interest […]

| | 15 April 2013

Meg Munn MP to introduce Co-operative Schools Bill


A 10 Minute Rule Bill on Co-operative Schools will be introduced by Labour & Co-operative MP Meg Munn on Wednesday

| | 12 April 2013

Support the Co-operative Schools Bill in Parliament

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A 10 Minute Rule Bill on Co-operative Schools will be introduced by Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley, on Wednesday 17 April. Developed with the Co-operative College, the Bill will call for schools to be able to register themselves as Industrial & Provident Societies and for an amendment to the Education Act […]

| | 11 April 2013

Ed Miliband launches local election campaign with pledge on payday loans

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This week Ed Miliband launched Labour’s campaign for May’s county council elections with strong words on legal loansharks and payday lenders. Ed’s speech made a strong reference to the campaign to end legal loansharking and the need to both cap the cost of credit and to give councils powers so that they can stop high […]

| | 10 April 2013

John Biggs selected for Tower Hamlets

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London Assembly Member John Biggs has been chosen as the Labour & Co-operative candidate for the elected Mayoralty of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. John, who represents City and East London as a Labour & Co-operative Assembly Member, was endorsed by the London Co-operative Party ahead of his selection by Labour Party members last […]

| | 10 April 2013

Another Tory MP thwarts Private Members’ Bill that has cross-party support

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Labour & Co-operative MP Mark Hendrick’s Private Members’ Bill sought to enshrine in law the cross-party commitment to spend 0.7 percent of gross national income on official development assistance.

| | 8 March 2013

Labour & Co-operative victory in the Wirral


A Labour & Co-operative candidate gained a council seat last night from the Conservatives on the Wirral. Phil Brightmore, a well-known Merseyside activist, won with a majority of 543 from the Conservatives, in the three-way marginal seat of Pensby and Thingwall. Philip was joined by Co-operative and Labour Party members from right around the country, […]

| | 1 March 2013

Have your say on co-operatives and mutuals in Wales


Labour’s Government in Wales has set up an independent Co-operative & Mutuals Commission. The Commission was instigated by Edwina Hart AM, Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science, and is chaired by Professor Andrew Davies, himself a former Labour Assembly Member. Co-operative movement stalwarts including Dame Pauline Green and David Jenkins, Chair of the Welsh Co-operative […]

| | 1 March 2013

Luciana Berger visits Brixton Energy co-operative


The scheme includes two solar projects which are the first in the UK to be installed on social housing

| | 15 February 2013

Murad Qureshi AM: There is an alternative


As the Conservative Mayor of London presents his budget that fails to meet the needs of ordinary Londoners, Murad Qureshi AM outlines Labour’s alternative plan to invest in community energy and address fuel poverty. As more people struggle to heat their homes whilst the energy companies continue to increase their profits, the Labour Group on […]

| | 8 February 2013

Praise for co-operative schools


Another Co-operative school has been judged outstanding. Congratulations to Epinay, a co-operative special school in Tyne and Wear, which has been judged ‘outstanding’ in its latest Ofsted report. The report notes how the co-operative model contributes to the school’s success, stating: “The governing body is strong because the representatives of the co-operative, who are part […]

| | 5 February 2013