Across the World and across Britain, hundreds of thousands of co-operatives, with billions of members, are living proof that a better way isn’t just a dream – it's out there and it works.
And for 100 years, our work has been to ensure that movement has a voice in the rooms where decisions are made.
As the political party of the co-operative movement, we believe that things work best when ordinary people have a voice, and when services are accountable to the people who use them.
Railways run as a partnership between passengers and staff. Giving renters the right to own a stake in their home via co-op housing. Fans havving a say in their sports club. Credit unions as an alternative to rip-off payday lenders. Shops owned by their customers that give back to the community.
Whether in government or opposition, for a century the Co-operative Party has been a voice for co-op values and principles in the places where decisions are taken, and laws are made.More about usJoin the Party
Our principles don't stop at the shopfront.
As co-operators, we believe that the principles that lie behind successful co-operatives - giving everyone an equal say and a share in the profits - out to extend to the wider economy and society.
The Party's policy platform draws on the experience of our members, subscribing co-op societies, and our wider movement, with an opportunity for members feed in at each year's Annual Conference.Learn more about our ideasPolicy process
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