A total of 503 Labour/Co-op candidates are standing for this year’s local elections across England – up 123% from when these seats were last contested in 2015.
The Co-op Party has candidates in 149 councils out of 248 (60%), with another 28 town/parishes, one metro mayor – Jamie Driscoll in North Tyneside – and one mayoral candidate – Jenni Jackson in Bedford.
Around 41% of Labour/Co-op candidates are women, with the youngest candidate aged 18 and the oldest 86.
In the run-up to the May local elections, some local groups have published manifestos that mention co-operative policies.
-Coop News (ICA)