Archive for 'Chris Leslie'
The Co-operative Party and the Labour Campaign for International Development are co-hosting this event on the transparency of commodity trading, food speculation and the price of food. In a world where a billion people do not have enough to eat, we need to sort out the broken global food system. Spikes in the price of food [...]
Co-operative Member of Parliament Chris Evans MP outlines the background to his Banking Disclosure and Responsibility Bill in Parliament. It has been in vogue of late by all political parties to bash the banks. While nearly everyone has been quick to blame the banks for the financial collapse, very few have asked where do we go [...]
It won’t be something that you’ll have spotted in the newspapers recently, but the Financial Services Bill – including the Government’s plans to scrap the FSA and create two new regulators under the direction of the Bank of England – is currently going through its Commons committee stage. I am leading for the Shadow Treasury [...]
Parliamentary Officer Joe Fortune outlines the work Co-operative MPs are doing in Parliament to make our economy fairer. The Co-operative Party Parliamentary Group has always sought to provide the movement a range of activity in Westminster, whether it is promoting co-operative legislation, promoting the ideas of the movement and scrutinising proposals to ensure that the co-operative angle is [...]
Today in Parliament, Labour & Co-operative MPs held the Government to account on its botched sale of Northern Rock, which was poor value for taxpayers, home buyers and the co-operative movement. The Treasury Minister defending the government’s decision to sell Northern Rock to Virgin, Mark Hoban, failed to explain why the Government did not properly [...]
The Government has today announced the sale of state-owned Northern Rock to Virgin Money. The Co-operative Party has campaigned for Northern Rock to be returned to the mutual sector as a new co-operative building society. We have argued that this would represent much better value for taxpayers and customers as building societies are less risky [...]
Following the announcement of the plans to sell off Northern Rock, Co-operative parliamentarians have been busy putting pressure on the Coalition to reconsider. All parties had supported proper investigation of the mutual option but it has been clear for some time – from the comments of Vince Cable to the testimony of UKFI bosses at [...]