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Putting Co-operatives at the centre of public procurement

8 May 2014

It's time for Nicola Sturgeon to back up her rhetoric with legislation that puts community co-ops at the heart of Scottish public procurement

NEC Results 2014

8 May 2014

A warm welcome to newly-elected members who will be joining our National Executive Committee in June


Shaping Labour’s 2015 agenda

In the next few months, Co-operative Party members have the opportunity to ensure that people-powered, co-operative solutions are at the heart of the 2015 election manifesto.


Making fan ownership a reality in Scotland

By putting fans in charge, football clubs can make a real difference to the communities they serve

Soldiers from B Company 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh return home to their base in Tidworth.

Give Them Credit

8 April 2014

The creation of an armed forces credit union would improve the availability of affordable financial services to armed forces families. It's time for the MoD to give it proper support.


People Powered Power for Plymouth

7 April 2014

In Plymouth, community energy is freeing people from fuel poverty and the extortion of the Big Six energy companies.

Scottish Labour Conference

6 April 2014

My experience as a Co-operative Party delegate to this year's Scottish Labour Conference

Local elections

1 April 2014

Alongside the European elections, hundreds of co-operators will be standing in local council elections across England. Here's how you can get involved.


Championing the development of co-operative schools

25 March 2014

There is a fast-growing political consensus around the benefits of co-operative schools. Today we have the opportunity to build on their success.

Pauline Green sets out her view of Co-op Group’s future

24 March 2014

The ICA President's contribution in the Guardian is a signficant one, which we know will be of interest to many in the Party

Scottish Procurement Bill

19 March 2014

The Bill provides a golden opportunity to support co-op enterprises across Scotland. But Nicola Sturgeon is standing in the way.

Kezia Dugdale MSP welcomes commitment to co-op councils

Scottish Labour Devolution Commission backs co-operative councils and co-operatively run services

Statement on the resignation of Euan Sutherland

Commenting on the resignation of Co-op Group Chief Executive Euan Sutherland, Gareth Thomas MP said:


Co-ops need more support from LEPs

11 March 2014

Co-ops and social enterprises are key to community-driven economic growth – but they need better support.

LEPs must do more to support co-ops

11 March 2014

Jim Dobbin MP today called for an overhaul of the support given to community co-ops, highlighting their key role in the regional economic recovery.