Joe Fortune General Secretary 4th April 2020 Blog Share Tweet We welcome Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner in their new roles as Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. We wish them well and look forward to them leading the Labour Party back to power in Westminster. In recent years, the Co-operative Party has demonstrated the influence of our ideas, our campaigns and our movement. We have won significant policy commitments to promote the co-operative sector’s growth and development, as well as support for campaigns on food justice, retail worker protection and modern slavery. Our movement, anchored in the communities we serve, has exemplified the ‘co-operative difference’ in its leading response to the Coronavirus crisis. Working together, the Labour and Co-operative movements will continue to be a powerful force for positive change – during this crisis and beyond.