Welcome reception for Co-operative Party members at last year's Annual Conference in Cardiff

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.

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.