LOCAL MP Stephen Doughty has attended a celebratory event in Parliament to mark the beginning of 'Fairtrade Fortnight'.

The event, sponsored by Co-op, gave parliamentarians from across the political spectrum the chance to show their support for Fairtrade, chat to supporters and campaigners, and hear the stories of Fairtrade producers.

The nationwide Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 campaign, ‘Come On In’, runs from February 26 to March 11, and challenges the British public to open their doors to Fairtrade and help close the door on the exploitation facing farmers and producers in developing nations.

Stephen Doughty, Labour and Co-operative MP for Cardiff South and Penarth, said: “It’s wonderful to be able to show my support for Fairtrade alongside my fellow parliamentarians. Fairtrade Fortnight is a hugely important event and I would encourage people to get involved wherever they can.

“We can all play a role in ensuring a fair deal for farmers and producers in developing nations simply by ensuring we buy Fairtrade wherever possible.”

For further information and to get involved, visit fairtrade.org.uk/.