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What’s missing in the debate on the NHS? People.

There is more to do to create a health service based on genuine mutuality between the professionals and the public.

| | 21 November 2013

Tributes to Helen Eadie MSP

The Co-operative Party is very sad to learn of the death of Scottish Labour and Co-operative MSP Helen Eadie.

, | | 11 November 2013

Scottish Co-operative Party on campaign

Working with our sister party, Scottish Co-operative Party members deliver victory in the Dumfermline Holyrood byelection.

, | | 1 November 2013

Westminster Hall debate on Co-operative Schools

A recent Westminster Hall debate reveals strong support for Co-operative schools from figures in both parties.

| | 23 October 2013

Your victory on Payday Lenders

Ed Miliband's announcement of plans for a levy on payday lenders is a victory for Co-operative Party activists across the country.

| | 17 October 2013

Your feedback on Conference

Every year we ask our delegates and visitors thought about their experiences at Co-operative Party Conference and then use this feedback to shape the following year. Well this year we thought we’d go a step further, and report to the membership about how we all found it in full. This isn’t just us blowing our […]

| | 15 October 2013

Reflections on Co-operative Party Conference 2013

This year’s annual Cooperative conference was entitled ‘Stronger together.’ Held in Edinburgh, this was a fitting theme to celebrate the strong union and cooperation between the Labour party and the Co-operative Party and the case for a united UK. It was good to see a number of familiar faces during the pre-conference registration. I could […]

| | 9 October 2013

Politics for the people

As part of their ‘arcHive’ project to create a set of interactive online resources, the National Co-operative Archive have put together ‘Politics for the People'; an online Prezi which explains the roots of our party, and our relationship with the wider movement:

| | 8 October 2013

Fair credit where it’s due – Jim Murphy backs military credit union

For immediate release: Sunday 6th October   Today, Jim Murphy Shadow Secretary of State for Defence backed the Co-operative Party’s call for a dedicated credit union for British service men and women, at the Party’s annual conference in Edinburgh. A similar scheme in America, Navy Federal, has 4 million members of the US armed forces. […]

| 6 October 2013

Co-operatives and Community

Allowing ‘Right to Bid’ protection for clubs as well as their stadia can put community back at the heart of football

| | 2 September 2013
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The future of the Co-operative movement in the NHS

Councillor Patrick Vernon looks at the future of co-operative structures in the National Health Service.

| | 10 July 2013
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John Woodcock MP: Britain’s youngest credit union opens in Barrow

Co-operative MP John Woodcock reports on the new Barrow & District Credit Union he helped launch, putting co-operative values into practice. From the Rochdale Pioneers onwards, the co-operative movement was founded on a mantra of practical solutions to the hardships faced by working people. Today, as people struggle to make ends meet and increasingly distrust […]

| | 10 July 2013
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Co-operative MPs celebrate Co-operatives Fortnight

Today, International Co-operatives Day, marks the close of Co-operatives Fortnight 2013, celebrated around the country by co-operative enterprises. Our Members of Parliament made their own contribution by organising a Parliamentary debate, highlighting the great work of co-ops here and abroad. The debate was organized by Chris Evans, Labour & Co-operative MP for Islwyn. Throughout the […]

| | 6 July 2013
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Out of Hours Services and the impact of privatisation

Councillor Patrick Vernon considers the growing demise of out-of-hours GP co-operatives and finds the Coalition Government to blame. The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP recently called on GPs to take on more responsibility for home visits and out of hours care. However, Clare Gerada, Chair of Royal College of General Practitioners, in […]

| | 4 July 2013
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Expanding the credit union sector

Co-operative activist Sally Chicken describes the expansion of her local credit union and how legislation has helped make this happen. Rainbow Saver Anglia Credit Union Ltd opened its second shop in April 2013. It has been trading for over 10 years with 4,500 members in Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and South Norfolk. Last year it processed more […]

| | 24 June 2013