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Foundation Hospitals – 10 years on

27 January 2014

Foundation hospitals were a radical step when introduced - but 10 years on, more work needs to be done to make them truly owned by their members.


Co-operation can drive innovation

22 January 2014

Developing economies are showing that co-operation can play a key role in technological and economic innovation

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Consumers need a single consumer champion

The Government's announcement on 'super complaints' is welcome, but consumers need it to go much further


Kezia Dugdale highlights dangers of debt this Christmas

19 December 2013

Co-operative Party MSP joined by Santa and the Citizens Advice Bureau at debate on regulation of payday lenders


A People’s Railway for Scotland

The Co-operative Party calls for the creation of a 'People's Railway', owned by and for the people of Scotland


Beyond the Big Six

3 December 2013

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

Comment on media speculation

24 November 2013

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

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

21 November 2013

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

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.

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

23 October 2013

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

Your victory on Payday Lenders

17 October 2013

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

Your feedback on Conference

15 October 2013

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 […]

Reflections on Co-operative Party Conference 2013

9 October 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 […]

Politics for the people

8 October 2013

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: