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A short recap of of the Co-operative Party Annual Conference.
A fourth Labour Co-operative candidate has been chosen for a winnable seat.
The second new Labour Co-operative candidate for the next general election has been chosen by Brighton Kemptown Labour Party. Simon Burgess, the former leader of Brighton & Hove City Council, will fight the Labour-held seat as Labour Co-op and will join the Parliamentary Co-operative Group if elected.
Hesket Newmarket in Cumbria is an amazing place. This village of just 450 doesn't yet have a Wikipedia entry. Yet it does have a thriving community of co-operators.
This weekend has seen the Welsh Labour Party Conference in Llandudno, where Rhodri Morgan, Tony Blair and colleagues have been setting out Labour's vision for Wales ahead of the Assembly elections in May, while the Co-operative Party have launched its new manifesto - a Co-operative Agenda for Wales 2007.
With the planned shut down of a Burberry plant, workers have been planning on turning to co-operatives to market their skills forthe future.
Tonight, at midnight, the UK's oldest independent co-operative society, the Leeds Co-operative Society, will be wound up and its assets transferred to United Co-operatives.
In her 'Strong and Prosperous Communities' Local Government White Paper 2006, Ruth Kelly has made some important statements about the future of local government and of public involvement.