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Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP wrote the foreword for our new document ‘Towards Co-operative Councils’. One Nation Labour means ensuring that every single person has a stake, that prosperity is fairly shared, and that we protect the institutions which express our common life as a nation. Ultimately, it is a vision of a country bound together, sharing a common purpose, and […]
Labour & Co-operative MP Steve Reed, former Leader of Lambeth Council, introduces the new Co-operative Councils document, Towards co-operative councils:empowering people to change their lives. Public services are at a turning point. The money’s run out just as our ageing demographics and rising unemployment mean there is more demand for social support than ever before. We need to find ways […]
“A direct means to building One Nation”: Ed Miliband Download ‘Towards co-operative councils: empowering people to change their lives’ here The 21 leaders of Labour’s Co-operative Councils Network today set out their joint vision to “share power and decision-making more equally to achieve the best outcomes for citizens and their communities.” In a joint foreword […]
When our special guest, Baroness Dean, launched the Plymouth Labour manifesto for us a month or so ago there was much excitement about plans to turn Plymouth City Council into a Co-operative Council. Championed by our friends in Lambeth and elsewhere we felt it was time that Plymouth, no stranger to co-operation, should embrace this […]
As the Co-operative Party meets in London for its annual conference, there are few areas that are creating more excitement within the movement than the co-operative councils agenda. There’s a genuine sense that local government is the perfect place to be putting co-operative values back into action. Back in July we launched our Co-operative Councils […]
Liverpool City Council is one of the founder members of the Co-operative Councils Network just launched by Ed Miliband in Rochdale Town Hall. The Network is a group of like-minded Labour Councils who want to progress the principles of mutualism and cooperation in our local areas. The savage cuts being imposed on a city like Liverpool by […]
When Oldham Labour Group signed up to the Cooperative Council pledge we shared the feeling of the other 114 groups at the way in which the Tory-led government was pushing the big society. A society where government rolled back in favour of self help, or ‘sort it yourself’ at least. As a labour group representing a […]