Scottish Parliament Elections 2021 – Fair Trade Pledge

Fair Trade has always been an important part of challenging global inequality and poverty. Covid-19 has made those inequalities even more obvious and Fair Trade is needed more than ever.

In these elections to the Scottish Parliament, we are asking all candidates to sign the Fair Trade Pledge:

Fair Trade Pledge

If I am elected, I will in the next Parliament:

1. Take actions to promote
Scotland’s Fair Trade Nation status

2. Listen to the voices of producers in global
supply chains and support actions to build
back fairer and tackle the climate emergency

3. Support measures to increase the public
procurement of Fair Trade products


If you are a candidate in the Scottish Parliament elections, please email stating:

a) your name,

b) your constituency/region,

c) your political party if you have one.

We can then add you to the list of signatories and send you graphics for showing your support on your social media.
If you are a Fair Trade supporter, please contact your local candidates in your constituency and region asking them to sign the pledge.

A number of news websites list all the candidates in the Scottish Parliament elections but you will need to find contact details for your local candidates from election leaflets, social media etc

Here is some suggested text if you need it – template letter example


Candidate name Constituency/Region Party Pledge date
Bonnie Prince Bob
Edinburgh Central Independent 31/12/2000
Scott Douglas
Edinburgh Central Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party 31/12/2001
Alison Johnstone
Edinburgh Central Scottish Green Party 31/12/2002
Maddy Kirkman
Edinburgh Central Scottish Labour Party 31/12/2003
Kenneth Wright MacAskill
Lothian Alba Party 31/12/2004
Vivienne Moir
Lothian Animal Welfare Party 31/12/2005
Kaukab Stewart
Glasgow Kelvin Scottish National Party 31/12/2006