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Huddersfield Co-operative Party

In Yorkshire & the Humber we have a strong Party with hundreds of members and many Labour & Co-operative councillors, plus four Labour & Co-operative Members of Parliament including Barry Sheerman.

The Huddersfield Branch meets on the third Tuesday of  each alternate month in  the Parish Church. 

We believe that the only way to create a just and fair society is through power being spread evenly throughout society, and not arbitrarily based on wealth, class, gender or race.  We work to promote co-operatives and all forms of mutual organisation.
We work in partnership with the Labour Party as its sister party to achieve these ends. That means we stand candidates jointly with the Labour Party at all levels of government. There are currently 32 Labour and Co-operative MPs in the House of Commons, 18 Members of the House of Lords, 5 Members of the Scottish Parliament, 9 Members of the Welsh Assembly and hundreds of councillors around the country.

Further details from the Secretary, John Drewery –   or see – national website, – Yorkshire website


Barry Sheerman is our Labour and Co-op MP. [Website]

Huddersfield is part of Kirklees Council.  You can find more information about councillors and council work on its website.


Mehboob Khan is a Labour councillor and Council Leader. [Website]


Linda McAvan is the Labour MEP for Yorkshire and Humberside. She regularly provides updates to keep you informed about what is going on in Europe and what Linda is doing on our behalf. [Website]

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                Prospective Parliamentary Candididate in Colne Valley.

In Huddersfield we are fortunate to have our long-standing Labour

and Co-op MP, Barry Sheerman. C O B 2

Next door to us in Colne Valley, the Labour Party has selected

its prospective Parilamentary Candidate, Binnie -  Joshi Barr.

Our officers:  Deryck Hillas (Chair); Peter Rock (Treasurer) and Linden Phillips (Secretary) enjoy a photo opportunity wth Huddersfield Councillors Mohan Sokhal and Cath Harris with Binnie at the Colne Valley July garden party where the theme was "Suffragettes".  Binnie will be coming to Huddersfield soon to say hello and talk to us about her aims for Colne Valley.

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