Blog – Co-operative Party
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We musn’t let our rural communities feel left behind

I’m delighted that the Co-operative Party launches a consultation on rural communities which will build on the excellent work that has already been done on Labour’s Rural England Policy Review, led by my Labour and Co-operative colleague Luke Pollard MP.

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Cheers to Community Owned Whisky

Rhoda Grant MSP has tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament welcoming the release of the first whisky produced in Dingwall in nearly one hundred years. GlenWyvis Distillery is a Community Benefit Society.

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Being ambitious for the co-operative movement’s contribution to our economy

This week we will be debating the contribution of co-operatives to our economy and public life. The vast contribution our movement has made wouldn’t fit in a single article – our movement has shaped hundreds of thousands of communities and demonstrates day in, day out a better way to do business.

Celebrating Black History Month

It is critical that the untold stories of Black Britons are not just told but celebrated. Black History is intrinsically part of our British History  and if these contributions are not known we are all robbed of our British History.

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We must involve our rural communities in the fight for food justice

Councillor Su Aves recently passed our Food Justice motion at Devon County Council and is now working with West County Labour and Co-operative Farming Policy Advisory Group (FPAG) to see how we can involve rural communities in the fight for food justice. Here, she writes with FPAG Convenor Joe Joseph on the challenges facing our food producers.

Five ways that we’ll keep Building Community Power 

Although our Building Community Power conference is over, our work mustn’t stop there. Our exciting announcements will ensure that spirit of co-operation and the best ideas of our movement continue.