We will discuss the Co-operative Party’s policy platform for 2019, as well as hear about our new #FoodJustice campaign, the Greater Manchester Co-operative Commission and take part in networking opportunities with like-minded co-operators including incoming General Secretary Joe Fortune and Sir Mark Hendrick MP (MP for Preston). Scroll to the bottom of the page to register.
Find out more about the recent National Economic Foundation report to double the size of the co-operative economy and how the Co-operative Party is working to achieve it as well as the call for evidence for the Greater Manchester Co-operative Commission.
Time is running out to prevent a climate catastrophe. Global emissions show few signs of slowing down, hitting unprecedented levels in 2018. The Co-operative Party seeks to build its longstanding commitment to action on climate change and our belief that we can achieve more for our environment when working co-cooperatively than we can alone.
We are living through turbulent and polarised times. The foundations of the UK’s economy have shifted – eroding job quality and security, and leaving former industrial towns and regions behind. This policy consultation looks at bottom up initiatives to build stronger communities, and seeks to answer wider questions about how power is distributed around the UK, and how to rebalance this to give citizens and communities a greater say and stake.
The Co-operative Party’s current campaign focuses on tackling food poverty locally, and creating a more strategic approach to the issue nationally.
Hear more about Preston’s has successfully implemented its Community Wealth Building program and how it is being modeled across the UK.
Across the country, hundreds of Labour & Co-operative councillors are working to give local people a voice in their communities, and a say in how services are run. Find out ideas of how you can work co-operatively in your local area to tackle the challenges we see in our communities. Through the work in Preston to introduce community wealth building, to over 80 councils who have signed the Co-operative Party’s Charter Against Modern Slavery, our ideas are providing practical solutions for local Councillors
Registration is £10 (£5 concessions) which includes a sandwich lunch.
This event is open to non-members, so please share with friends, Labour Party and trade union colleagues. You must register in advance to secure a place.