Archive for 'South West'
We’ll wrap up the series of regions tomorrow. In the meantime, a correction and apology to Darren Jones, one of the candidates for the South West, who had been wrongly named. And hats off to Gary Watts in the East Midlands who has set up a campaign blog at gary4eastmidlands.wordpress.com.
Let’s see who the candidates in the Co-operative Party Youth Committee elections in the South West are. Ballot papers need to be back with us by August 15th. Here are the statements the candidates have sent in: David Bradley I am 26 years old and work hard as a member of Bristol Co-operative Party, Parliamentary [...]
Today over at Tolpuddle, comrades are marking an important moment in the labour movement, the beginning of the trade union movement thanks to the Tolpuddle Martyrs: James Brine, James Hammett, George Loveless, James Loveless, Thomas Standfield and John Standfield. Key speakers at today’s Martyrs Festival include Tony Benn, Brendan Barber and Hashemiya Muhsin Hussein, the [...]
On Wednesday, the Guardian ran an obituary of Val Price, a well-liked figure in the Labour movement who died a few weeks ago. Val was Secretary of the North Wiltshire branch of the Co-operative Party and kept us going in an area where perhaps membership has never been strongest. Val is best-known in Labour circles [...]
The South West England Co-operative Party is hosting a weekend school on the weekend of the 19th and 20th January. The theme of the event is ‘the Co-operative Philosophy’ and speakers include Dame Pauline Green of Co-operatives UK, Alan Gill – Co-operative Congress President in 2007 – and Norman Watson of the Wales Co-operative Centre. [...]
It has been some time since a Facebook group for the Co-operative Party was set up, and it now has almost 300 members. There is now a move to set up more local groups to promote local events and news: - East of England region- London region- North East, North West and Yorkshire regions- Sussex [...]