March 2018

Why ownership matters

Head of Policy and Public Affairs at UNISON Scotland and Co-operative party member

New ideas on economic policy are being applied in a practical way in Scotland, with a Labour Leadership which understands that ownership matters.

Co-operative MPs call for release of lending blackspot data

Communications & Digital Officer

This evening Co-operative MPs will call in Parliament for the release of data revealing which parts of the country are being targeted by high-cost lenders, and which have been abandoned by big banks as a result of branch closures.

The Vote At Last! A Victory for Co-operation

Deputy General Secretary & Company Board Secretary

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave (some) women the right to vote. Co‑operative women played a central role in achieving – and building on – these gains.

Mary Barbour – Honoured on International Women’s Day

Labour and Co-operative Councillor for the Victoria Park ward in Glasgow City Council

On 8 March 2018, International Women’s Day, a statue will be unveiled to honour Mary Barbour, who led the Govan Rent Strike in 1915 and campaigned throughout her life to improve living standards for the working classes in Glasgow.
February 2018

Not Part of the Job

Political Officer

Violence, threats and abuse are not part of anyone’s job and that is why the Scottish Co-operative Party is supporting the proposed Member’s Bill put forward by Daniel Johnson MSP in the Scottish Parliament.
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017

A public future for Scotland’s railways

Labour & Co-operative Member of the Scottish Parliament for West of Scotland

A new report by the TTSA and Common Weal is a timely and persuasive renewal of the case for public ownership.