May 2018

Modern Day Slavery Bill enters the Commons

Co-operative Party Campaigns Officer

A Private Members’ Bill designed to strengthen the rights of victims of Modern Slavery in England and Wales cleared a significant hurdle earlier this week as it received the all-important Third Reading in the House of Lords.

Winning the Co-operative Way

Councillor - Hanborough and Freeland, West Oxfordshire

Merilyn Davies turned a Tory safe seat into a Labour & Co-operative majority of over 100 votes. Merilyn explains how she campaigned on co-operative values to win on 3rd May.
April 2018

Reimagining Swindon’s Economy: a Community Wealth Building promise

Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for South Swindon

Earlier this week, we caught up Sarah Church, our Labour & Co-operative candidate for South Swindon, who updated us on their plans for a 'Swindon Model', that implements the community wealth building approach that the Co-operative Party is championing.
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.