News, opinion and stories from across the Party and wider co-operative and labour movements. All views expressed here are those of their respective authors, and may not be representative of Party policy.
As Britain's economy stares into the abyss, it's time for us to be ambitious - by doubling the size of the co-operative and mutual sector, we can create the fairer kind of economy that millions of us need
Co-operative Party General Secretary Claire McCarthy has written an open letter to the co-operative movement, reflecting on our achievements over the past 100 years, and thanking those who founded the Party and who continue to support it today.
For a long time, progressives have rightly been concerned about ownership in the public sector and with who owns our public services. But delivering our vision of a fairer, more equal society means paying attention to who owns the private sector too.
Over the past week, we've welcomed Ted Howard, founder of the Democracy Collaborative, to the UK to learn more about a model which is making policy makers across the political spectrum in the US sit up and take notice, and seeing what the lessons might be for communities the UK.
Too often, homeless hostels are more of a revolving door than somewhere to reboot your life. But a new kind of housing complex supported by local co-operatives offers not only accommodation, but support in developing life skills to stay off the streets.
Volunteer Co-ordinator, Co-operative Party Women's Network
16th March 2017
On Monday we re-launched the Co-op Party Women’s Network, with over forty women from across the party joining our Labour & Co-op MPs for an evening of networking and laying the foundations for the rejuvenated network.
A year ago, Theresa May pledged to build a ‘country that works for everyone’. This Wednesday, the government will present its final Budget before we formally begin the process of leaving the EU. It’s more urgent than ever that the government uses this budget to build a fairer, more united Britain.
Cllr Sue Jeffrey has recently been selected as the Labour and Co-operative candidate for the Tees Valley Metro Mayor election in May. The Redcar and Cleveland Council Leader spoke to our Local Government Officer Emma Hoddinott about her ambitions for the role.
In recent months, a delegation from the Party, in partnership with FES, investigated how co-operative and mutual approaches are key to Germany’s economic success. So what are the lessons for the UK? In the first of a two part series, Communications Officer Ben West looks at what we can learn from Germany's community energy revolution.
This week the Scottish Parliament examined the Scottish Government's plans to support co-operative and social enterprise in Scotland. So why does the paper fail to include any mention of the development body the scottish government established to do just that?