Supporting thousands of co-operative councillors to give power back to local people in their communities
The local elections are still a few weeks away for many Labour & Co-op Candidates, but Christopher Foxon has already been elected.
The Labour and Co-operative Parties, as two of the most powerful and successful social movements in the country, have a fantastic and exciting opportunity in the weeks ahead to make the case for our shared values, principles and politics.
Councillor Caroline Kalu, a Co-operative Party member and Board member of Lewisham Homes, writes about her own community’s response to tackling food poverty in Evelyn ward in Lewisham.
In Rochdale, anchor institutions are coming together to build community wealth and grow their local co-operative economy. This case study explores how their initiative, Rochdale Stronger Together, is creating the jobs that people want, the services that they need, communities where people want to live and opportunities for young people to aspire and achieve.
This is a campaign we wish we weren’t having to fight.
We need to work to restore common decency for all and that starts with the fight for food justice. Help us to make it happen.
Greater Manchester has a proud tradition of co-operation and an already thriving co-operative sector. The launching of the Co-operative Commission is another important step towards building a better, stronger and more co-operative society.
Publishing an annual report on progress is one of the ten requirements of the Charter and an important way to ensure that its signatories are publicly accountable for honouring the commitments they have made.
Social care co-operatives are providing a more empowering, responsive and caring service. The Welsh Government have introduced legislation to promote co-operative delivery models, and it's time for Westminster to follow suit to fix our broken care system.
As a Scottish Co-operative Party MSP I will be looking for a Budget today which is bold and which transforms the way in which out economy is run.
Time is running out to prevent a climate catastrophe. Global emissions show few signs of slowing down, hitting unprecedented levels in 2018. It is a timely that the Co-op Party has launched its policy consultation on climate change, energy and environment. Take a look at what Oxford are doing and share your thoughts.
This week the Scottish Parliament has debated credit unions and their contribution to Scottish society
Yesterday’s Environmental Audit Committee report on food insecurity shows that this Government’s failed policies are leaving people hungry. But where the Government is failing to take action, the co-operative movement is already working to help.
Caroline Walsh, former Labour & Co-operative election candidate, shares her experience of standing in the May 2018 local elections.
It is one thing to declare the UK an 'independent coastal state'. But it is UK policymakers who will shape what that means in practice
The UN's sustinable development goals show that development is not just something done to people and countries 'over there', but that we must work to address people’s needs in the UK as well as across the world.
Speech by Jim McMahon MP, Chair of the Co-operative Party Parliamentary Group in this week's Budget debate
Mayor of Salford Paul Dennett on why his council has signed up to the Modern Slavery Charter.
Police, businesses and many other agencies need to work together to tackle offenders and keep workers safe. And we need a properly funded police service so shop workers get the right response, when they need it.
Co-operation is going to be key to the next Labour Council in North Warwickshire. Leader of the Labour Group Adam Farrell blogs on his plans for 2019.
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.
These are exciting times to live in. We have the opportunity to implement transformative change so that richer and healthier lives are the preserve of the many, not just the few.
It's up to all of us to ensure the Scottish Government works to provide more ethical and affordable alternatives in our communities.
Following the local elections on 3 May, there are now over 700 Labour and Co-operative Councillors.
The local elections last week saw a record number of Labour & Co-operative Councillors elected, 396 across England including four mayoral candidates.
Merilyn Davies turned a Tory safe seat into a Labour & Co-operative majority of over 100 votes. Merilyn explains how she campaigned on co-operative values to win on 3rd May.
With less than a week to go until local elections in England, the Party's Youth Development Officer Caitlin Prowle caught up with one of the Party's younger 545 candidates, to find out more about his aspirations for the area, and the role of co-operative ideas in his politics.