Doubling the size of the co‑operative sector in our countryside

In this week's committee debate on the Government's Agriculture Bill, I argued that more co-operatives would deliver a fairer and more resilient sector which works for farmers. Our proposed amendment would provide agricultural co-operatives with the funding, support and protection they need to thrive.

October 2018
September 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018

Why ownership matters

New ideas on economic policy are being applied in a practical way in Scotland, with a Labour Leadership which understands that ownership matters.

Co-operative MPs call for release of lending blackspot data

This evening Co-operative MPs will call in Parliament for the release of data revealing which parts of the country are being targeted by high-cost lenders, and which have been abandoned by big banks as a result of branch closures.

February 2018
January 2018
November 2017
June 2017

A race to the bottom or building wealth co-operatively? The choice is ours.

For decades, communities have been told that their only option for regeneration is to compete against one another to incentivise big business to set up shop, and that waiting for inward investment is the only path to growth. But the race to the bottom could soon be over, thanks to a new approach that puts local people at the heart of rebuilding their local economy.

May 2017
April 2017
March 2017