Conservative Co-operative Movement

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The Conservative Co-operative Movement
The Conservative Co-operative Society Limited
AbbreviationCCM
Formation2007
Headquarters
  • Craigower
  • Woodland Rise
  • Sevenoaks
  • Kent
  • TN15 0HZ
AffiliationsThe Conservative Party
Websiteconservativecoops.com

The Conservative Co-operative Movement is an political organisation promoting co-operatives and co-operative ideals within the British Conservative Party. The organisation advocated for "alternative models of capitalism", though it has 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]

History[edit]

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]

Activities[edit]

According to its website, the Movement promoted "alternative models of capitalism".[1] 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."[10]

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References[edit]

  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.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Mutuals Public Register: The Conservative Co-operative Society Limited". mutuals.fca.org.uk. 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". www.conservativecoops.com. 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.
  10. ^ Guide Fawkes's Blog

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