January 2019

Stronger than ever

At the end of another tumultuous year in politics, some good news: there's a voice for your values, and it's stronger than ever.

December 2018

Co-operators in the House

Just a year after it was established, the Co-operative Party elected its first MP with Alfred Waterson winning the Kettering seat at the December 1918 election. Now his achievement is being recognised with a portrait in Parliament.

The case for reforming private renting

Based on conversations with Britain's growing army of private renters, IPPR's latest report is a timely reminder of the scale of the crisis—one that co‑operative solutions can play a key role in solving.

November 2018

Doubling the size of the co‑operative sector in our countryside

In this week's committee debate on the Government's Agriculture Bill, I argued that more co-operatives would deliver a fairer and more resilient sector which works for farmers. Our proposed amendment would provide agricultural co-operatives with the funding, support and protection they need to thrive.

October 2018

Not Part of the Job – the first week

Since we launched our campaign on violence against shop workers last week, the scale of the problem has become clear–but so has public support for change. 

We need to work together to keep shop workers safe

Police, businesses and many other agencies need to work together to tackle offenders and keep workers safe. And we need a properly funded police service so shop workers get the right response, when they need it.

September 2018

Can the future of democracy be found in Taiwan?

With Westminster struggling to modernise procedures as simple as letting MPs on maternity leave take part in votes, there is a movement in Taiwan embracing technology to change how decisions are made, and giving citizens a chance to take part.

Five takeaways from Labour conference

The speeches in the Liverpool are over and the delegates have gone home. But after a packed few days at this year's Labour Party Conference in Liverpool, there are plenty of reasons our co-operative movement can feel positive

Unfinished Business

Coming straight after being awarded the prestigious Del Singh Memorial Award by Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP for the Charter Campaign against Modern Slavery, the timing for the Co-operative Party’s Fringe on modern slavery could not have been more appropriate.