Policy Process 2023 – Co-operative Party

Our policy platform sets the agenda for our party and its representatives, and puts forward our to-do list for Parliament. In the tradition of co-operation, our policy process is member-led and this is your opportunity to shape the ideas we’ll take to all levels of Government.

This year, the policy consultation will focus on housing.

Members are invited to share their views and ideas through our consultation, running until 9th June 2023.

There are a number of ways to get involved – you could attend your local party meeting to discuss the topics and share your collective views, or send your individual answers to us. Resources and support are available to help you convene your meetings online, and you can also learn more at one of our regional conferences happening through the year – where expert speakers will debate these issues with our members.

Your contributions will be collected and considered by the NEC’s policy sub-committee, who use your ideas and feedback to shape policy proposals. These will be brought to the Co-operative Party annual conference in the Autumn for delegates to debate and vote on.

All the resources you need to hold your local meeting can be found here. If your branch chooses to hold their policy process meeting virtually, we've prepared a guide to using the technology you'll need to organise remotely, and presentations about the topics up for discussion in the Policy Process.


You can either fill out our easy online form to answer the questions individually, or if you are contributing on behalf of a local party you can also upload a Word or PDF document with your collated answers.

Contributions will only be accepted via our online form. Submissions sent by email or post will not be accepted.