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 today (26 February) welcomed a vote in the European Parliament supporting draft legislation to make it mandatory to fit emergency call devices to all new models of cars and light vans in the European Union by October 2015.

David Martin welcomes European vote for life-saving eCall system in cars

David Martin today (26 February) welcomed a vote in the European Parliament supporting draft legislation to make it mandatory to fit emergency call devices to all new models of cars... Read more

Scottish Labour MEP, David Martin, today voted for more transparency during votes at all stages in the European Parliament.

More transparency in the European Parliament, supported by Labour

Scottish Labour MEP, David Martin, today voted for more transparency during votes at all stages in the European Parliament. Read more

David Martin MEP has supported a vote at in the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety committee yesterday (20 February) to put animal welfare ahead of controversial farming practices in a key vote on the cloning of animals.

David Martin MEP says"we don't need cloned food"

David Martin MEP has supported a vote at in the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety committee yesterday (20 February) to put animal welfare ahead of controversial farming... Read more

Scottish Labour MEP, David Martin, voted today in the European Parliament in Strasbourg for more rights for airline passengers.

Labour MEPs vote for stronger rights for air passengers

Scottish Labour MEP, David Martin, voted today in the European Parliament in Strasbourg for more rights for airline passengers. Read more

The European Parliament voted today in favour of a Europe-wide ratification of the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). It will recommend the 28 EU Member States ratify the treaty aimed at regulating the arms trade, a €20 billion (£16.5bn) industry.

Scottish MEP leads EU ratification of UN Arms Trade Treaty

The European Parliament voted today in favour of a Europe-wide ratification of the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). It will recommend the 28 EU Member States ratify the treaty aimed... Read more

Scotland’s senior MEP has demanded that the all meat should have full country of origin labelling. 

MEP demands clear information on meat

Scotland’s senior MEP has demanded that the all meat should have full country of origin labelling.  Read more

In the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday (15 January) David Martin, Scotland’s senior MEP, along with his fellow Labour MEPs, voted for new public procurement rules that will make it easier for public authorities to buy Fair Trade produce.

David Martin MEP welcomes Strasbourg vote to make it easier for authorities to buy Fair Trade

In the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday (15 January) David Martin, Scotland’s senior MEP, along with his fellow Labour MEPs, voted for new public procurement rules that will make it... Read more

The European Parliament today voted in favour of a resolution calling for more action on the worldwide illegal wildlife trade.

David Martin MEP welcomes EU resolution on combating wildlife crime

The European Parliament today voted in favour of a resolution calling for more action on the worldwide illegal wildlife trade. Read more

In the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday (15 January) David Martin, Scotland’s senior MEP, along with his fellow Labour MEPs, voted for new public procurement rules that will make it easier for public authorities to buy Fair Trade produce.

Scotland’s senior MEP welcomes decision on food speculation

In the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday (15 January) David Martin, Scotland’s senior MEP, along with his fellow Labour MEPs, voted for new public procurement rules that will make it... Read more

Today (25 November 2013) the World Trade Organisation has confirmed the validity of the European Union (EU) regulation on the marketing of seals, meaning that the importing and selling of seal products is still illegal within the European Union.

David Martin MEP welcomes WTO decision on EU seal products ban

Today (25 November 2013) the World Trade Organisation has confirmed the validity of the European Union (EU) regulation on the marketing of seals, meaning that the importing and selling of... Read more

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