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Beyond the Big Six

Energy co-operatives can deliver a better deal for consumers - but to take on the big 6, they need greater support.

3 December 2013

Comment on media speculation

Comment from the Co-operative Party on speculation in this weekend's newspapers.

24 November 2013

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.

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

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.

Picture courtesy North-West Evening Mail

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

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 […]