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On this day in 1929, Margaret Bondfield became Minister of Labour in the newly formed Labour Government. This was a great day for Labour, and for politics too – Margaret Bondfield was Britain’s first ever female Cabinet Minister. Bondfield had made history many times by 1929. A leading trade unionist, she published a report to [...]
Women are under-represented in the Party, not only in Westminster, the Scottish and Welsh Governments and in local councils, but as members and activists. Only one third of new members joining are women. We need to address this. We need to know why fewer women are joining the Party, and we need to know why [...]
The Co-operative Party Women’s Network was established for women in the Party to co-operate to help each other, offering their time and talents, experience and expertise. To celebrate International Women’s Day, some of our current women in politics offer some words of advice and inspiration to our aspiring politicians. The best piece of advice anyone [...]
Registration opens for the second women's training day for future Co-operative Party Parliamentary candidates
Want to be a Co-operative Party Parliamentary Candidate? Join us for our first women’s training day in St. Andrews this summer.
Women are under-represented in Parliament and the Co-operative Party wants to change this. We want to do more to ensure that women in the Party come forward and are selected and elected. We are holding the first of our training days for potential Parliamentary Panel candidates on Tuesday 16 August in St. Andrews. This will [...]
The Co-operative Party has launched a network to boost the number of women co-operators playing a leading role , writes Deputy General Secretary Karen Wilkie for the July edition of the3rdi magazine, a women’s co-operative. Women co-operators have always engaged in political action, campaigning early in the 19th & 20th centuries for the vote, for maternity [...]