Becoming a Co‑operative Councillor – Co-operative Party

Becoming a Co‑operative Councillor

Whether you are a long-time Councillor or have just been elected, you'll find useful campaign ideas, resources and information about being a Co-operative councillor here.


Since 1927, the Labour Party and the Co-operative Party electoral agreement means you can stand for both parties at the ballot box. We already have over 1,600 Labour & Co-operative Councillors putting our values of self-help, equality and solidarity into action.

To become a Co-operative Councillor, you will need to join our Candidate Development Programme. You can read the most frequently asked questions about that process and find the application form below.


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Download our joint logo and other materials to help with your campaign.