Preet Kaur Gill, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston, said:

“It is truly an honour to be elected Chair of the Co-operative Party Group of Parliamentarians. I am looking forward to working closely with colleagues in continuing to put our co-operative principles into practice in Parliament.

“The Co-operative Party has been a voice for co-operative values in the places where decisions are made for over a century and I am proud to be able to play a part in building on this long and proud history by leading our movement’s representation in Westminster.

“I would like to give special thanks to Jim McMahon MP for the leadership and vision he has provided as previous Chair of the Group.”