Conservative Co-operative Movement

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The Conservative Co-operative Movement was a political organisation promoting co-operatives and co-operative ideals within the British Conservative Party. The organisation advocated for "alternative models of capitalism", though it faced criticism within the wider co-operative movement which has traditionally been left leaning, with a history of affiliation with the Labour Party through the Co-operative Party.[1][2][3] The organisation appears to have become inactive.[4][5]


The Conservative Co-operative Movement was founded in 2007 by then Conservative activist Jesse Norman.[6] The organisation aimed to help people set up their own co-ops to tackle social problems and improve local areas.[7] Its immediate impact on Conservative Party policy embedded his vision through which communities could own and run some of their own public services.[8] Norman was elected to Parliament in the 2010 general election.[9]


According to its website, the Movement promoted "alternative models of capitalism".[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Conservative Co-operative movement: About us". Archived from the original on 20 June 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  2. ^ Green, Dame Pauline (2008-02-29). "No need for new Conservative Co-op Movement, says Dame Pauline". Co-operative News. Archived from the original on 2021-05-16. Retrieved 2021-02-07.
  3. ^ "Co-operative vs co-operative". BBC News. 18 January 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Mutuals Public Register: The Conservative Co-operative Society Limited". Retrieved 2021-02-07.
  5. ^ "Conservative Coops". Twitter. Archived from the original on 2021-03-08.
  6. ^ "The Conservative Cooperative Movement | Co-operation is a business model". Retrieved 2021-02-07.
  7. ^ Co-op scheme to improve communities. The Forester, 4 March 2010, p.15
  8. ^ Silence is anything but golden for the man who would rule. The Herald, 8 May 2009
  9. ^ "Five candidates nominated to stand in Hereford and South Herefordshire". 2011-06-09. Archived from the original on 2011-06-09. Retrieved 2020-04-11.

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