David Martin MEP

Labour Member of the European Parliament and one of the six MEPs representing Scotland in Brussels and Strasbourg

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David Martin, Senior Scottish MEP and Labour’s spokesperson on international trade has welcomed today’s vote in the European Parliament for environmental, health and employment legislation to be safeguarded from corporate legal challenges.

Scottish MEP welcomes vote to safeguard health and environmental legislation from corporate challenges

David Martin, Senior Scottish MEP and Labour’s spokesperson on international trade has welcomed today’s vote in the European Parliament for environmental, health and employment legislation to be safeguarded from corporate... Read more

Labour MEPs have voted today in Strasbourg to keep the UK’s roads free from mega trucks. 

David Martin MEP welcomes vote to keep mega trucks off Scotland’s roads

Labour MEPs have voted today in Strasbourg to keep the UK’s roads free from mega trucks.  Read more

Transparency measures for new clinical trials, which were voted through by the European Parliament in Brussels last week, will prohibit companies from suppressing data and putting lives at risk.

EU clinical trial rules will ensure Tamiflu scandal won't happen again

Transparency measures for new clinical trials, which were voted through by the European Parliament in Brussels last week, will prohibit companies from suppressing data and putting lives at risk. Read more

The UK government is refusing to take advantage of EU funding to tackle youth unemployment, according to Scotland’s senior MEP David Martin.

Labour MEP attacks government failure to tackle youth unemployment

The UK government is refusing to take advantage of EU funding to tackle youth unemployment, according to Scotland’s senior MEP David Martin. Read more

Holidaymakers will no longer face rip-off charges for using their mobile phones abroad following a vote in the European Parliament.

Scotland’s senior MEP votes to end mobile phone roaming charges

Holidaymakers will no longer face rip-off charges for using their mobile phones abroad following a vote in the European Parliament. Read more

David Martin, Scotland’s senior European MP has welcomed the International Court of Justice (ICJ) judgement that Japan’s Southern Ocean whale hunt is illegal under international law.

David Martin MEP welcomes World Court ruling on Japan’s so called ‘scientific’ whaling

David Martin, Scotland’s senior European MP has welcomed the International Court of Justice (ICJ) judgement that Japan’s Southern Ocean whale hunt is illegal under international law. Read more

Across Europe, it will be illegal to blacklist workers or discriminate on the grounds of trade union membership or activities, after Labour MEPs voted for key data protection legislation today.

Labour MEPs vote to make anti-union discrimination and blacklisting illegal

Across Europe, it will be illegal to blacklist workers or discriminate on the grounds of trade union membership or activities, after Labour MEPs voted for key data protection legislation today.... Read more

David Martin MEP today welcomed the prospect of an end to the cable chaos of multiple charging devices when Labour MEPs backed proposals to for a Europe-wide common mobile phone charger.

A common end to cable chaos

David Martin MEP today welcomed the prospect of an end to the cable chaos of multiple charging devices when Labour MEPs backed proposals to for a Europe-wide common mobile phone... Read more

People from Scotland who buy package holidays should be given stronger rights according to Scotland’s senior MEP David Martin.

 

Labour MEP: time for new rights for Scottish holidaymakers

People from Scotland who buy package holidays should be given stronger rights according to Scotland’s senior MEP David Martin.   Read more

With 55 Scottish children taking up smoking every day, the country’s two Labour MEPs voted in the February Strasbourg Plenary for measures which aim to reduce this figure.

MEPs act to save young people from deadly addiction to tobacco

With 55 Scottish children taking up smoking every day, the country’s two Labour MEPs voted in the February Strasbourg Plenary for measures which aim to reduce this figure. Read more

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