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, support actions to build back a fairer economy 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 pledge@sftf.org.uk 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.


Pledge Signatories

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