Supporting thousands of co-operative councillors to give power back to local people in their communities
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.
Earlier this week, we caught up Sarah Church, our Labour & Co-operative candidate for South Swindon, who updated us on their plans for a 'Swindon Model', that implements the community wealth building approach that the Co-operative Party is championing.
Labour & Co-operative candidate for the Sheffield City Region Dan Jarvis MP has launched his election manifesto—with co-operative ideas championed by the Co-operative Party playing a central role.
Across England, the Co-operative Party's 543 local council and mayoral candidates are 'Being The Difference' by championing co-operative solutions to the issues their communities face.
The Co-op was founded out of a burning desire to banish social injustice 150 years ago. It is these same values that are at the heart of our work to put an end to the scourge of modern day slavery.
In two years, communities have worked together to build hundreds of permanently affordable homes. But policy changes could put Community Land Trusts (CLTs) at risk.
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.
Ahead of local elections this Thursday, Welsh Campaigns Officer Caitlin Prowle interviews Rachel Garrick, our candidate for Portskewett, Monmouthshire
Procurement may not capture the imagination, but Barcelona is using it to limit the dominance of big busines and support the social and sharing economy in the City.
With this year's local election campaign nearing its closing stages, it's time for all of us to work to ensure a strong voice for co-operation in local government
In Wales, co-operatives and co-operation hold the key to challenge some of the everyday sense of powerlessness felt by many across the country.
Local Government Officer previews our event on social care at LGA Labour Group Conference in Coventry this weekend