Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has given our Future Generations Pledge her backing, insisting that it shows that “our society should be measured on happiness and health, not wealth”.
Our campaign has already attracted cross-party support, with around 350 candidates signing the pledge and even more adding their names to the list every day.
So far, six members of the Scottish National Party have signed the pledge, most notably their two most high-profile members: party leader Sturgeon and Westminster leader Ian Blackford.
Sturgeon told The Big Issue: “The SNP and the government in Scotland are leading the way with our focus on wellbeing and ensuring that we concentrate on social and environmental issues alongside growing the economy. Our goals as a society should be measured on the basis of how healthy and happy a population is, not how wealthy we are.
“The Big Issue’s pledge for future generations fits well, within that wellbeing approach – and while many of the areas in this bill are devolved to the Scottish Parliament, it shows the ambition and direction that we all want to go in.
“SNP MPs in the next Parliament will continue to build on our work in Scotland to build a sustainable future focused on improving opportunities for young people and enhancing their health and wellbeing.