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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.

The Co-operative Party’s equalities journey

In her first weeks as the Co-operative Party's new Equalities Officer, Chantal Lee reflects on the ways in which the Co-operative Party and movement have championed equality, opportunities to improve diversity in politics and public life, and how she will help to lead the next, exciting chapter as we strive for a fairer and more equal society.