At a time of unprecedented pressure on local government, co-operative councillors are pioneering a new approach that puts people before privatisation or profit. It’s an approach inspired by co-operative values, with local authorities, service users, and community organisations working in partnership. One in which local people at the heart of decision-making, and in which services are responsive to the specific needs of the community they serve.

If you’re a member of the Co-operative Party and the Labour Party and are interested in standing as Labour & Co-operative, here’s everything you need to know.

Elections 2017

There will be all out elections in Scotland, Wales and County Councils in 2017. If you are interested in standing as a Co-operative Councillor we are keen to hear from you.

Council candidate expression of interest form

Be a Co-operative Councillor Training

You can find out more about being a Co-operative candidate by download our guide below.

Local training sessions around this guide are available to Co-operative members and Councillors. If you would like to host one in your authority then please get in touch with our local government officer.