Earlier today MPs were officially sworn in ahead of the opening of Parliament. And among those taking the oath was the largest group of Co-operative MPs ever elected.
— Louise Ellman MP (@LouiseEllman) June 14, 2017
With an incredible result last week, all sitting MPs were re-elected, while we also gained ten seats. That brings the total of Labour & Co-operative MPs to 38.
We’re now the third largest group in the Commons, ahead of the SNP and Lib Dems. And with a total of 1,330,039 votes, more people voted Labour & Co-operative than for the Greens and UKIP combined.
Our MPs will be a strong voice for the co-operative movement in the next Parliament, helping deliver our policy platform, as well as Labour’s ground breaking pledge to double the co-operative economy.
Since the election, we’ve had a surge in people joining the Party, helping us become a louder voice for a society where power and wealth are shared.
Together we’re campaigning for a more co-operative Britain. And now we have our highest ever membership, a record number of MPs, and a rising profile in devolution and local government.
There’s never been a better time to get involved.