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Out of Hours Services and the impact of privatisation

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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

Expanding the credit union sector

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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

One Nation Football – owning and belonging

Part of the Labour Party Policy Review, considering supporter and community ownership in football

| 13 June 2013

Lack of commitment from Government on Energy Bill


Energy Bill fails to provide much-needed support for co-operative and community energy schemes

| | 11 June 2013

Electing the new National Youth Committee

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The election for the National Youth Committee for 2013-2015 is currently underway, with Co-operative Party Youth candidates standing to be elected as representatives in each region. The National Youth Committee is the executive of Co-operative Party Youth. There is a member elected for each of the English regions and one each for Scotland, Wales and […]

| | 22 May 2013

When is a Co-op not a Co-op? When it’s Cleveland Fire Service

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Lacking employee engagement or community support, the plans make a mockery of the term mutual

| | 14 May 2013

Co-operative Party Gala Dinner 2013 with Ed Balls MP

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| 8 May 2013

Event: How should we deal with household indebtedness?

The Labour Policy Review have organised the following event with the Labour Finance and Industry Group and Labour in the City: How should we deal with household indebtedness? Large numbers of  families use door stop and pay day lenders. The growth of the high interest, short term loan industry is matched by the squeezing of people’s wages and […]

| 30 April 2013

Co-operative Party submission to Welsh Commission


The Co-operative Party has submitted written evidence to the Welsh Government’s Co-operatives and Mutuals Commission. Deputy General Secretary Karen Wilkie outlines our case. The Commission posed a number of questions for the movement to respond to – all very pertinent to how the Welsh Government could help co-ops – which it should.  What these may […]

| | 26 April 2013

Tell David Cameron to Make Food Fair at the G8 Summit

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During Fairtrade Fortnight, the Make Food Fair campaign was launched by the Fairtrade Foundation.

| | 17 April 2013

Government challenged to support Co-operative education

Meg Munn MP calls for Government support for Co-operative Schools

| 17 April 2013

Meg Munn MP: why I am bringing forward the Co-operative Schools Bill

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A Co-operative Schools Bill is the next landmark in the extraordinary story of co-operative education

| | 17 April 2013

Labour & Co-operative County Council candidates are go!

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Over 250 Labour & Co-operative candidates are standing in the May County Council elections this year. Co-operative candidates, many of them existing councillors, are standing in every county council area in England with the exception of Warwickshire. With Ed Miliband launching Labour’s campaign with a speech at the East of England Co-op and the ever-growing interest […]

| | 15 April 2013

Meg Munn MP to introduce Co-operative Schools Bill


A 10 Minute Rule Bill on Co-operative Schools will be introduced by Labour & Co-operative MP Meg Munn on Wednesday

| | 12 April 2013

Support the Co-operative Schools Bill in Parliament

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A 10 Minute Rule Bill on Co-operative Schools will be introduced by Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley, on Wednesday 17 April. Developed with the Co-operative College, the Bill will call for schools to be able to register themselves as Industrial & Provident Societies and for an amendment to the Education Act […]

| | 11 April 2013