David Martin MEP

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

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.

The overwhelming backing by MEPs for a single market for electronic communications means that, from 2016, roaming costs will be abolished across the EU, bringing huge savings to consumers and businesses.

David Martin MEP, Scotland’s senior European MP, said:

‘I'm glad that we've finally set a date for an end to roaming charges. This is good news for Scottish holidaymakers as well as those who travel for business.

‘This clearly is one the benefits of staying in the EU single market and I am happy to see such real benefits for the consumer.’
UKIP were the only British party not to back the end of roaming. Overall, 600 MEPs voted in favour, 13 against, with two abstentions.

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