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The Co-operative Women’s Day – 3 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 […]

1 March 2012

Greenwich Co-op Party celebrate the International Year

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 […]

23 February 2012

Scottish Labour Conference: The Case for Co-operative Councils

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, […]

21 February 2012

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

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. […]

16 February 2012

The Co-operative Party at Welsh Labour Conference

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 […]

16 February 2012

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

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 […]

19 January 2012

Event: Accountability in the Railways, 7 December

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 […]

8 November 2011

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

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 […]

8 November 2011
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Scottish Co-operative Party Campaign Convention 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 […]

2 November 2011

Event: Co-operative Housing, 24 November, Manchester

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 […]

1 November 2011

Event: Co-operative Housing, 23 November, Westminster

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 […]

27 October 2011

Policy and Campaigns Internship

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 […]

27 October 2011
Stella Creasy

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

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 […]

20 October 2011
Andrew Pakes

Help Andrew Pakes in Milton Keynes

Labour & Co-operative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Milton Keynes Andrew Pakes looks ahead to the joint Labour & Co-operative Party campaign day this weekend. Tory attacks on the NHS, rising youth unemployment (even in MK), higher bills and lower wages, cuts to local police numbers – the Tories and Lib Dems are getting away with […]

12 October 2011

Gareth Thomas addresses Labour Party Conference

Gareth Thomas MP, Chair of the Co-operative Party, gave fraternal greetings on behalf of our movement to the Labour Party Annual Conference in Liverpool last month. You can now watch his speech below.

11 October 2011