February 2019

Votes at 16 in Wales will strengthen our democracy – it’s time for Westminster to follow our lead

Co-operative politics is about sharing power and giving a voice to ordinary people on the decisions that impact them. Wales is leading the way, with new legislation introduced to the Welsh Assembly this week to give 16- and 17-year-olds the vote - and it's time for Westminster to do the same.

A co-operative future for childcare

Shadow Early Years Minister Tracy Brabin has been exploring co-operative approaches to creating more affordable, inclusive and accountable childcare provision

December 2018

Co-operators in the House

Just a year after it was established, the Co-operative Party elected its first MP with Alfred Waterson winning the Kettering seat at the December 1918 election. Now his achievement is being recognised with a portrait in Parliament.

November 2018
October 2018

We need to work together to keep shop workers safe

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.

June 2018
May 2018
March 2018

Co-operative MPs call for release of lending blackspot data

This evening Co-operative MPs will call in Parliament for the release of data revealing which parts of the country are being targeted by high-cost lenders, and which have been abandoned by big banks as a result of branch closures.

January 2018
November 2017

Co-operative Party Youth Back Votes at 16

Today Parliament will debate a Bill tabled by Labour & Co-operative MP Jim McMahon, which could see an end to the block on votes for 16 and 17 year-olds. Here, two members of the Co-operative Party Youth Committee share their thoughts on the Bill.

October 2017

Q&A Anneliese Dodds MP

As an MEP, Anneliese Dodds championed causes including Tax Justice and Fairtrade. Now, as Labour & Co-operative MP for Oxford East, she’s taking the fight to Westminster. Joe Fortune caught up with her to hear more about her plans.

September 2017

Modern slavery is a scourge of our time. It’s time to change the law to guarantee its victims the chance to rebuild their lives.

The Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill begins its passage through Parliament in the House of Lords today, and I and other Labour and Coop MPs and Peers will be working with Lord McColl of Dulwich, the Bill's sponsor, to ensure that it becomes law in this Parliamentary session.

June 2017
May 2017

2017 General Election candidates announced

Today we're pleased to announce the team of 51 candidates who have been selected to represent the Co-operative Party in the upcoming General Election on the 8th of June.

April 2017
March 2017