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Exeter Education Event on 23 June

17 April 2012

The South West Co-operative Party Council together with Exeter Labour Party are organising an event on education on 23 June 2012. The event will look at Labour’s Education Policy and Co-operation in education. 26B Clifton Hill, Exeter, from 10.30am – 3.30pm Speakers: Kevin Brennan MP (Shadow Schools Minister) – invited Ben Bradshaw (MP for Exeter) Saxon […]

Survey: Women in the Party

7 March 2012

Women are under-represented in the Party, not only in Westminster, the Scottish and Welsh Governments and in local councils, but as members and activists.  Only one third of new members joining are women. We need to address this.  We need to know why fewer women are joining the Party, and we need to know why […]

The Co-operative Women’s Day – 3 March 2012

1 March 2012

Co-operative Women’s Day will be held on 3 March 2012 at Commonwealth Club, 25 – 27 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5AP. The Co-operative Party will be taking part. The event is from 11am to 3.30pm and you are welcome to drop in for as long as you wish – but have a look at the […]

Greenwich Co-op Party celebrate the International Year

23 February 2012

Greenwich Co-operative Party will be celebrating the UN International Year of Co-operatives with an afternoon of festivities featuring seminars, stalls, food and live music. Join them on Saturday 3rd March, 11am – 4pm at Greenwich Town Hall, Welington Street, Woolwich SE18 6PW 11.30am: The benefits of Social Enterprise – Mark Sesnan from Greenwich Leisure (an employee co-operative) 2pm: Ethos of […]

Scottish Labour Conference: The Case for Co-operative Councils

21 February 2012

Next weekend sees the Scottish Labour Party Conference in Dundee. The Scottish Co-operative Party will be in attendance and is holding a fringe meeting on Co-operative Councils as follows: Friday 2 March at 12.45 pm at the Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee Speakers: Sarah Boyack MSP, Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Planning Cllr Stephen Curran, […]

So You’re a Co-op Person? Stella Creasy MP hosting co-operative reception in Parliament

16 February 2012

Stella Creasy outlines her event in Westminster next week on what it means for Walthamstow to have a Labour & Co-operative Member of Parliament I’m organising an event next Monday 20th February in Parliament for people from Walthamstow to find out more about what it means to have a Co-operative as well as Labour MP. […]

The Co-operative Party at Welsh Labour Conference

16 February 2012

The Co-operative Party will be at the Welsh Labour Conference this coming weekend in Cardiff, looking ahead to May’s local government elections. We will be launching our Co-operative Agenda for Welsh Local Government at the Co-operative Party and Co-operatives and Mutuals Wales Fringe meeting, 5.30pm, Saturday 18 February 2012, Room 22, Swalec Stadium. Speakers – Alun […]

Co-operative Party says ‘Co-ops Act’ is welcome but could go further

19 January 2012

The Co-operative Party has welcomed the Government’s announcement of a Co-operatives Act but says it needs to include new initiatives to boost the co-operative sector. David Cameron spoke in London today about ‘responsible capitalism’, including the announcement of a new co-operatives act to consolidate existing laws. Co-operative Party activists and MPs were responsible for championing […]

Event: Accountability in the Railways, 7 December

8 November 2011

This joint event between the Friends of the Co-operative Ideal and SERA – the Labour Environment Campaign are hosting this joint event looking at the accountability gap in Britain’s railways. Building on the Co-operative Party’s campaign The People’s Rail, we will be looking at the opportunities for mutual structures on our rail network, from infrastructure […]

Event: South West weekend school, 21/22 January, Torquay

8 November 2011

The South Western Co-operative Party is holding its annual weekend school in Torquay on the weekend of 21/22 January 2012. The designation of 2012 as International Year of Co-operatives by the United Nations gives the co-operative movement a once in a millennium opportunity to demonstrate to everyone the different way of doing business that is […]

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Scottish Co-operative Party Campaign Convention 2011

2 November 2011

The Scottish Co-operative Party’s Campaign Convention is being held this year in Edinburgh on Saturday 19 November. UPDATE: This event will now also feature a hustings for Scotland’s Labour Leader, held jointly with SERA Scotland. The Campaign Convention will include the launch of the Scottish Local Government Manifesto which will be led by Margaret Curran MP, Shadow Secretary […]

Event: Co-operative Housing, 24 November, Manchester

1 November 2011

Whilst the UK’s housing stock only comprises of 0.6% co-operative housing, the European average is 15% with some countries such as Turkey and Norway having as much as 25% of housing being owned and run by co-ops. This country is one of the few that does not recognise co-operative housing in law. That’s why we […]

Event: Co-operative Housing, 23 November, Westminster

27 October 2011

Whilst the UK’s housing stock only comprises of 0.6% co-operative housing, the European average is 15% with some countries such as Turkey and Norway having as much as 25% of housing being owned and run by co-ops. This country is one of the few that does not recognise co-operative housing in law. That’s why we […]

Policy and Campaigns Internship

27 October 2011

The Co-operative Party is seeking a Policy and Campaigns Intern to work with party staff on policy and campaigns. The internship will offer experience of policy research, campaign planning and the working environment of a party political office. The internship is located at the Party’s office in London Bridge. Applicants should have a commitment to the values of […]

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Campaigning with Stella Creasy MP against legal loan sharks, for credit unions

20 October 2011

There are yet more payday lenders arriving in Walthamstow – two new shops have opened recently on the High Street, another Money Shop as well as a business called Cash Generator. As we near the end of the month and local people find their pay packets stretched to breaking point, I’m asking you to join […]