The Women’s Network is open to all women in the Co-operative Party and aims to increase the number of women co-operators selected and elected as MPs, MSPs, AMs and councillors.
We can offer practical advice and support, as well as inspiration and encouragement. If you are an aspiring candidate, or might be but don’t know where to start, or if you have stood for office at any level and want to help others, please join.
To join the network email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the International Year of Co-operatives Festival taking place 16 September in Wakefield, there will be an update on the Co-operative Women’s Challenge, the initiative to put women at the heart of the co-operative movement. Download a flyer
Co-operative Party Parliamentary Panel
The Co-operative Party’s Parliamentary Panel 2010 has now been dissolved and applications for the new panel are invited.
If you would like to be a Co-operative Party parliamentary candidate, you first need to be a member of the Party’s Panel. Contact email@example.com to be sent a form and details.
We have now held two training events for women interested in applying to the Parliamentary panel, and we hope hold more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Look around your local party or branch: who do you know who would be a brilliant candidate but just needs a bit of encouragement? Go on – you know she can do it!
Women are under-represented in the Party as well as in Parliament, but you can help to change that. For copies of our new women’s recruitment form, email email@example.com.