Do you support Fairtrade?

I am writing to you as the Liberal Democrat candidate for South East Cornwall to ask you to support Fairtrade.

Policies made in Westminster on issues like trade, climate, aid and human rights - to name just a few - can have a massive impact for people around the world, good and bad.

I'm writing to you because if you are elected, you'll have the chance to change these for the better. The farmers and workers who are affected by these policies don’t get a say and I want to speak up for them. That's why I support Fairtrade.

The Fairtrade Foundation is part of a global movement pushing to change the terms of trade and improve the livelihoods of farmers and workers in developing countries. Fairtrade works across political parties to support ambitious policy for international development and also acts as secretariat for the Fairtrade All-Party Parliamentary Group.

Will you pledge to support Fairtrade in Parliament if you get elected to be our MP in December? You can let them know that you are interested in being a Fairtrade champion by filling in this online form (


                   As you have rightly highlighted, initiatives like Fairtrade are central to goals of creating sustainable, more evenly balanced, economies across the globe. I have supported Fairtrade for many years, and if I am elected as your MP I will continue to make sure that Fairtrade is prioritised in Parliament.

Liberal Democrat MPs introduced legislation into the House of Commons to create the commitment to spend 0.7% of GDP on foreign aid or Official Development Assistance (ODA). As a party our policy protects this commitment. By maintaining this, the UK could continue to help to reduce poverty, defend human rights, protect the environment and prevent violent conflict worldwide.


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