Blog – The Co-operative Party


‘Quietly and passionately getting on with the task of making the world a better place one person at a time’ – Paul Bull 1957-2017

21 February 2017 Blog Members

Paul Bull was 'a quiet but solid champion of the Labour and Co-operative causes', says Luke Pollard, reflecting on the life of NEC member Paul Bull, who passed away on Sunday.

Meet Teesside’s Co-operative Metro Mayor Candidate, Cllr Sue Jeffrey

20 February 2017 Blog

Cllr Sue Jeffrey has recently been selected as the Labour and Co-operative candidate for the Tees Valley Metro Mayor election in May. The Redcar and Cleveland Council Leader spoke to our Local Government Officer Emma Hoddinott about her ambitions for the role.

Co-operative Councillors discuss co-operative social care solutions this weekend

Local Government Officer previews our event on social care at LGA Labour Group Conference in Coventry this weekend

John McDonnell pledges funding for a new generation of ‘co-operatively owned’ Ubers and AirBnBs

Platform apps like Uber and Airbnb should be owned co-operatively by their employees and users, the Shadow Chancellor argued today, pledging to unlock new sources of funding for their development.

Postcards from Germany: an energy revolution, and how it happened

In recent months, a delegation from the Party, in partnership with FES, investigated how co-operative and mutual approaches are key to Germany’s economic success. So what are the lessons for the UK? In the first of a two part series, Communications Officer Ben West looks at what we can learn from Germany's community energy revolution. 

The labour and co-operative movements were formed out of the first industrial revolution. Now we must adapt to the next.

Automation and artificial intelligence are likely to transform the world of work every bit as profoundly as mechanisation shaped the 19th century.

Tech giants make billions from our most intimate personal data. Isn’t it time we took back control?

From what we buy and eat to how we sleep and socialise, big data is transforming our lives. And through data co-operatives, we have the chance to ensure it benefits us all, not just big business