Conservative Co-operative Movement
The Conservative Co-operative Movement was founded in 2007 by Conservative activist Jesse Norman. The organisation aims to help people set up their own co-ops to tackle social problems and improve local areas. Its immediate impact on Conservative Party policy embedded his vision through which communities could own and run some of their own public services.
According to its website, the Movement will promote "alternative models of capitalism". Weblog author Guido Fawkes, criticised the objection to the movement by Labour Party politicians saying "The truth is co-ops are compatible with free enterprise, they can compete with profit-driven businesses and are a very welcome component of an enterprise culture." and "Some of the swankiest property in New York is owned by billionaire members of co-ops. They do this because they are smart and don’t want a third party to profit at their expense. Co-ops have nothing to do with top-down state socialism."