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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

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

Stella Creasy

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

Help Andrew Pakes in Milton Keynes

Andrew Pakes

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

Report of the Co-operative Group of Welsh Assembly Members

As part of Annual Conference this year, our Welsh Assembly members recorded a video to give their annual report. You can watch the video below:

| 10 October 2011

Annual Conference decision on Party membership fees for 2012 and 2013

At the recent Co-operative Party Annual Conference delegates considered and agreed the following; The standard annual membership fee be £20 in 2012 and £25 in 2013. Under this proposal the £5 first-year membership rate for Youth members will be retained, as this has been a very successful tool for bringing much-needed new members into the […]

| 5 October 2011

Conference Arrangements Committee 2011/2

Two members of Conference Arrangements Committee have been elected by Co-operative Party Conference: Richard Bickle (Midlands Western Co-operative Party) was elected for three years. Russell Porteous (North Eastern & Cumbria Co-operative Party) was elected for one year. The Conference Arrangements Committee for 2011-2 will be: Peter Smyth Russell Porteous Eileen Driver Richard Bickle Bob Harber […]

| 15 September 2011

Report from Party Conference campaign workshop

TFM

On Saturday 10th September, delegates and visitors at Co-operative Party conference took part in a workshop for ‘The Feeling’s Mutual’ (TFM) campaign. We planned for our campaign day in October, set out our ideas for effective Co-operative Party campaigns and discussed the policies we would most like to see at the heart of the TFM […]

| 15 September 2011

Record of decisions of Annual Conference

The Annual Conference of the Co-operative Party and the AGM of the Co-operative Party Ltd took place in London between 9 and 11 September 2011. Please find below a record of the decisions made by Conference on the motions and rule changes. The full list of motions and related documents can also be found below. […]

| 13 September 2011

Annual Report of the Co-operative Party

Annual Report

The Co-operative Party has released its 2010 Annual Report ahead of the Annual Conference and AGM of the Co-operative Party Ltd on 9-11 September. 2010 saw membership levels of the Co-operative Party reach their highest levels in 20 years. At the General Election 29 Labour & Co-operative Members of Parliament were elected and four new […]

| 1 September 2011

Notice of the AGM of Co-operative Party Limited

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Co-operative Party Ltd will take place on Sunday 11th September 2011 at 9.30m in the Holiday Inn, Regent’s Park, London. The business of the Annual Meeting will be to: Receive the revenue account and balance sheet for 2010 Receive a report on the Party’s performance in […]

| 26 August 2011

Co-operative Party at Labour Party Conference

The Co-operative Party has announced its programme for Labour Party Annual Conference, taking place in Liverpool 25 – 29 September. Sunday 25th September Homes For The Future – reviewing possibilities for Labour’s housing policy Labour Housing Group, the Co-operative Party and SERA – the Labour Environment Campaign 6:30pm, ACC BT Convention Centre, Riverside Balcony Chair: […]

| 29 July 2011

London manifesto consultation meetings announced

UPDATED: New speakers added to the economic discussion and the date has now been set for Co-operative Communities We are consulting members and the co-operative movement on the Co-operative Party manifesto for the London elections in May 2012. In addition to our online consultation, we are keen to hear your ideas  at a series of […]

, | 22 July 2011

Co-operative Councils event in Manchester for councillors

Labour & Co-operative Manchester City Councillor Kevin Peel is organising a very special free conference exclusively for Labour councillors looking at co-operative and mutual solutions to delivering local public services. In addition to addresses from high profile speakers such as Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council; Cllr Jim McMahon, Leader of Oldham Council; […]

| 22 July 2011