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Ed Miliband launches local election campaign with pledge on payday loans

10 April 2013

This week Ed Miliband launched Labour’s campaign for May’s county council elections with strong words on legal loansharks and payday lenders. Ed’s speech made a strong reference to the campaign to end legal loansharking and the need to both cap the cost of credit and to give councils powers so that they can stop high […]


Co-operation is at the heart of the kind of country that Ed Miliband wants to build

9 October 2012

Last week, during Ed Miliband’s Q&A with members at Labour Party Conference, Co-operative Party NEC member Alex Baker was able to ask about the role of co-operatives. Ed praised the co-op movement and our last manifesto and expressed his regret that Northern Rock had not been re-mutualised. He underlined the importance of co-operative values in […]

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Kezia Dugdale MSP: Proud of my city leading the way on co-operative solutions

31 July 2012

Co-operative Member of the Scottish Parliament Kezia Dugdale looks at what Ed Miliband’s visit to an Edinburgh childcare co-op last week means for the co-operative agenda. Ed Miliband’s visit to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital Childcare Co-operative (REHCC) last week was more than symbolic.  I could not be more proud that my own city is leading […]


Ed Miliband pledges a new politics with co-operatives at its heart

25 July 2012

Ed Miliband today visited a childcare co-operative in Edinburgh, a City with a Co-operative Council. In a speech during his visit and in a piece written for the Daily Record, Ed pledged Labour would take the lead in reaching out to communities and individuals not involved in the traditional party system. Ed came to the Royal […]


Ed Miliband MP sets out his banking reform plans at the Co-operative Bank HQ

9 July 2012

This morning, the Co-operative Party gathered alongside City journalists, residents of Tower Hamlets and representatives of the financial mutual sector to hear Ed Miliband give a speech at the London HQ of the Co-operative Bank. His speech, broadcast live, set out his vision of real change for Britain’s banks. Ed opened his speech by praising […]

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Twigg to Education, Thomas now Shadow Minister for Co-ops

10 October 2011

Several Co-operative MPs, including some elected to Parliament in 2010, have featured prominently in Ed Miliband’s reshuffle of the shadow frontbench team over the weekend. Joining Ed Balls MP and Lord Steve Bassam in Shadow Cabinet will be Stephen Twigg, Labour & Co-operative MP for Liverpool West Derby since 2010 and now Shadow Education Secretary. […]

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Ed Miliband suggests a mutual option for the railways

16 September 2011

Speaking to the Trades Union Congress earlier this week, Labour Leader Ed Miliband confirmed that the frontbench team are seriously considering mutual options for the future of the railways: “East Coast is an interesting example as it seems to be working well in public hands.  I don’t think we should be ideological and say that […]

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Ed Miliband hails a co-operative future for Labour councils

15 July 2011

Ed Miliband today visited Rochdale to give his backing to Labour councils that are handing power to local people in a radical bid to improve public services and strengthen local communities, writes Anna Turley Instead of doing things to their communities, Labour’s co-operative councils will work with their communities to make sure local services meet the needs of […]

Ed Miliband pledges to put the co-operative ideal at the heart of public services

In the final of our series of Q&A with the Labour Leadership candidates, Ed Miliband describes his role in making the last election manifesto the most co-operative ever, and outlines how co-operative ideas can deliver his vision of a fairer, more equal, more just society 1. The Co-operative Party is the sister party of the […]

Ed Miliband: The Co-operative Party has a central role to play in renewing ideas

12 September 2009

Britain needs co-operative values. Co-operative values are based on a very simple premise – that we do better for ourselves if we cooperate with each other, rather than simply seeing ourselves as isolated individuals. This is not based on some naïve view that people are simply altruistic and don’t care about themselves or their families. […]