A co-operative plan for a Britain where power and wealth are shared

Just launched: the Co-operative Party's policy platform for the 2017 General Election

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Join the Co-operative Party General Election Squad

With news that a General Election will be held on the 8th of June, the Co-operative Party's members are mobilising to elect co-operators to Parliament and to ensure a strong voice for our co-operative values - will you join us?

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About us

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 having 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.

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Our ideas

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.

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Across the UK

From Penzance to Perth, there are Co-operative Party members across the whole of the UK. Whether in devolved and local government, or as ordinary local party members they're working to ensure that devolution means giving local people real control over the services they use.

10528 members

204 Party branches

704 Councillors

Contact us

Got a question about the party or our work? Using the form belowto your right will ensure that your enquiry is automatically directed to the correct person.

Alternatively, you can contact us by phone or email at the links below. We aim to respond to all enquiries by email within 14 days.

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