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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.
Deputy General Secretary & Company Board Secretary
8th March 2018
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.
Labour and Co-operative Councillor for the Victoria Park ward in Glasgow City Council
8th March 2018
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.
Sainsbury's supermarket has been ordered to stop using the misleading 'Fairly Traded' label in adverts for its own-brand tea, in a campaign victory for Co-operative Party MPs, activists and campaigners this Fairtrade Fortnight.
At the very time when it has never been more important for Britain to invest in the skills of young people and businesses, the Government have introduced a scheme which sets back both the quality and quantity of apprenticeships on offer.
Three years ago today, the Conservative Government privatised the publicly-owned East Coast Trains. The years since are a reminder of why only democratic public ownership is fit to deliver the railway the travelling public deserve
In a debate on Tuesday, Co-operative Party MPs called on the government to give not-for-profit community transport the recognition it deserves, and to do more to safeguard such routes from disastrous regulatory changes being promoted by commercial firms.
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.
As co-operators, we understand that practical actions, not just rhetoric, change our world. That's why today we take two important steps towards making plans to double the co-operative sector a reality
In a speech in Preston today, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has announced the formation of a Community Wealth Building Unit which will promote co-operatives and mutuals as a means of driving local economic growth across the country.
In Parliament this afternoon, Co-operative Party Chair Gareth Thomas called for high-cost lenders such as BrightHouse to be required to pay towards the cost of providing debt advice for hard-pressed consumers.