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Help us call to get co-operators elected

In the run-up to the May elections, the Co-op Party will be hosting a number of phone banking sessions to help get co-operators across the country elected. I encourage everyone to join!

Marking International Trans Day of Visibility

I was proud to mark International Trans Day of Visibility yesterday with what I believe was the first event in the long history of the Co-operative Party where a panel of all-transgender people could speak about what matters most to us.

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One year on.

Today, we mourn those we have lost to the pandemic, but we also recognise how we have endured.

Co-operative Party Chair’s Update

From campaigns and events across our regions and nations, to our preparations for May's elections where almost 90% of the country will be able to vote for a Co-operative candidate, the last few months have highlighted the difference our Party and movement can make.

On International Women’s Day, will you #ChooseToChallenge?

Women consistently face systemic barriers to taking part in politics. The result isn’t just that women are less likely to put themselves forward for office: they’re less likely to engage in crucial parts of the political process, like joining political parties.

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New community-led housing offers hope to London’s older LGBTQ+ community

Yesterday, Tonic Housing made history - new funding secured from the Mayor of London means they will become the UK's first LGBTQ+ retirement community. Their success is a powerful testament to the power of communities co-operating together to find solutions to the problems they face.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 – a focus on climate change

The values of the Fairtrade movement are at the heart of the co-operative movement and of the Co-operative Party in Wales. This Fairtrade Fortnight, it is more important than ever that we continue to champion these.

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Gordon Brown: Building new shared foundations

This pandemic has exposed deep divisions in our country. Through co-operative values, we can rebuild a shared future, where people in every region and nation feel their voices are heard.

Building common ground

From housing to schools to regeneration, Councillor Alan Hall explains how co-operative values are put into action in his local area.

Improving diversity in local government

Empowering BAME members and celebrating the achievements of our diverse councillors - the Party's new Equalities Officer shares an update on the latest training opportunities.