Briefing:
Respectful Conduct

From:
John Boyle
For attention of:
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Published:
9th April 2019
Last updated:
9th May 2019
Printed:
23rd September 2019
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The NEC has committed the Party to being part of rebuilding a politics we can all be proud of.  As Party officers you can be at the forefront of exemplifying the change we want to see, read on to find out how.

The Co-operative Party believes that rebuilding common decency into the very heart of our society is a top priority.   This means tackling hunger and ensuring decent homes and work for all.   Over the last few months it has also become clear that we need to see common decency reinstalled at the heart of how we do politics itself.

More and more we see individuals behaving in ways that would be unacceptable in any other context.  Too many people’s political participation is heavy on venom and light on ideas and solutions, particularly on-line.

The NEC has committed the Party to being part of rebuilding a politics we can all be proud of.  That means living our values not simply through our policies but in the way we do politics.

  • Disagreeing respectfully
  • Being about ideas not individuals
  • Committing ourselves to pluralism – being proud that the Co-operative Party brings people together from across the labour & co-operative families united in our support for co-operative values.

As Party officers you can be at the forefront of exemplifying the change we want to see – through your own conduct both in meetings and on-line.  We ask you redouble your efforts to help us create a politics we can all be proud of.

Thanks

Claire

Our Co-operative Values
Our Co-operative Principles
Action Points
  • Conduct rules
    https://party.coop/wp-content/blogs.dir/5/files/2011/06/Rule-Book-Section-U-Conduct.pdf
  • Questions
    please contact the Party if you have any concerns about conduct of party members in meetings/events or social media