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:
- Take actions to promote Scotland’s Fair Trade Nation status
- Listen to the voices of producers in global supply chains, support actions to build back a fairer economy and tackle the climate emergency
- Support measures to increase the public procurement of Fair Trade products
If you are a candidate in the Scottish Parliament elections, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 the candidates in your constituency and region asking them to sign the pledge.
A number of news websites, for example the BBC, 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
Click here to find your local candidates.
Browse the list to find your candidate
|Candidate name||Constituency/Region||Party||Pledge date|
|Colin Smyth||Dumfriesshire /South Scotland Region||Scottish Labour Party||04/05/2021|
|Willie Rennie||North East Fife||Scottish Liberal Democrats||13/04/2021|
|Nicola Sturgeon||Glasgow Southside||Scottish National Party||19/04/2021|
|Pam Duncan-Glancy||Glasgow Kelvin||Scottish Labour Party||21/04/2021|
|Maggie Chapman||North East Scotland||Scottish Green Party||21/04/2021|
|Rona Mackay||Strathkelvin and Bearsden||Scottish National Party||26/04/2021|
|Anas Sarwar||Glasgow Southside||Scottish Labour Party||26/04/2021|
|Mark Ruskell||Mid Scotland and Fife||Scottish Labour Party||26/04/2021|
|Katy Clark||Cunninghame North||Scottish Labour Party||26/04/2021|
|Kenneth J Gibson||Cunninghame North||Scottish National Party||07/05/2021|
|Sarah Boyack||Lothian Region||Scottish Labour Party||04/05/2021|
|Neil Bibby||Paisley||Scottish Labour Party||04/05/2021|
|Mark Griffin||Cumbernauld and Kilsyth / Central Scotland||Scottish Labour Party||04/05/2021|
|Claire Baker||Kirkcaldy||Scottish Labour Party||04/05/2021|