About Us

The Co-operative Party was formed in 1917 to put co-operators into Parliament. It is the political arm of the British Co-operative Movement, and all its members must also be members of a bona fide Co-operative Society.The Co-operative Party has an electoral agreement with the Labour Party, allowing it to stand Official Labour and Co-operative MP's, MSP's, AM's, MEP's and Councillors.

The Co-operative Party works closely with Labour to win elections. The Co-operative Party's Agenda for Labour represents its manifesto for Labour. The key points of the Agenda are:

Recognition for Co-operative Enterprises

Recognition for the Social Economy

Support for co-operatives and co-operation across Europe and the developing world


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