Paul is one of 33 Co-operative MPs in the House of Commons, which makes it the fourth-largest party in the UK Parliament. The Co-operative Party was founded in 1917 and formed an electoral pact with the Labour Party in 1927, with both parties agreeing not to stand candidates against each other. Instead, candidates are now selected separately by members of both parties and contest elections using the description of ‘Labour & Co-operative Party’.
As the political party of the co-operative movement, we believe that the principles that lie behind successful co‑operatives – democratic control by customers and workers, and a fair share of the wealth we create together – ought to extend to the wider economy and our society.
Whether it is democratic, public ownership of the services and utilities we all rely on, tackling the housing crisis through co-operative housing, fans having a say in their sports clubs, growing credit unions as an alternative to rip-off payday lenders and shops owned by their customers that give back to the community, Paul and the other Co-op MPs champion co‑operative values and principles in Parliament.
If you share an interest in co-operative ideas, you can find out more about the Co-operative Party here
My constituency office is located at 252 Saracen Street, Glasgow G22 5LF. Regular surgeries are held throughout the constituency. To arrange an appointment at your nearest local surgery or to meet at my office, please email: email@example.com or telephone: 0141 336 2349. If would like to write to me, please address all correspondence to Paul Sweeney MP, House Of Commons, London SW1A 0AA.