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.

Co-operative councillors can begin delivering Labour’s co-operative vision right now.

In power across the country, co-operative councillors are showing that even in the toughest of circumstances, it's possible to begin implementing the polices, ideas and models that will one day deliver a Labour & Co-operative government all the way to Downing Street.

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.

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.