Politics for the people

Politics for the People explores the engagement of co‑operators in the arena of politics. This political odyssey begins with the Rochdale Pioneers’ declaration of political neutrality and travels forward in time through the formation of the Co‑operative Party and the election of its first MPs, the alliance with the Labour Party, its influence during the World Wars and the movement’s more recent campaigning activities.
Delve into the debates of the past as you browse through fascinating documents, photographs and films from the National Co-operative Archive.