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Date of birth : ,

9th parliamentary term Martina ANDERSON

Political groups

  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left - Member

National parties

  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Sinn Fein (United Kingdom)


  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs


  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Committee on International Trade
  • 02-07-2019 / 31-01-2020 : Delegation for relations with Palestine

Main parliamentary activities

Contributions to plenary debates

Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

Motions for resolutions

Motions for resolutions are tabled on topical issues, at the request of a committee, a political group or at least 5% of the Members, and voted on in plenary. Rule 132, Rule 136, Rule 139, Rule 144.

Oral questions

Questions for oral answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union can be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s members. Rule 136

Other parliamentary activities

Written explanations of vote

Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Ongoing hearings under article 7(1) of the TEU regarding Poland and Hungary (B9-0032/2020)


. – I voted in favour of the resolution on Poland and Hungary.
The resolution aims at sending a strong signal to the Council, which currently has two parallel Article 7(1) procedures on Poland and Hungary – two countries that, in the past years, have seen a grave deterioration in the rule of law.
The resolution highlights the worsening situation in both countries since Article 7(1) was triggered and calls on the Council to address these new developments and risks of breaches in the ongoing procedures. It also insists on the European Parliament sending a formal invitation to a formal Council Meeting (since the Council triggered Article 7(1) regarding Hungary) and calls on the Council to keep the Parliament informed at all stages of the procedure.

Activities of the European Ombudsman in 2018 (A9-0032/2019 - Peter Jahr)


. – I voted in favour of the report on the Activities of the European Ombudsman in 2018.
The mandate of the European Ombudsman is described in Article 228 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, allowing the office to receive complaints concerning instances of maladministration in the activities of the Union institutions, bodies, offices or agencies, with the exception of the Court of Justice of the European Union acting in its judicial role.
Maladministration is defined as ‘poor or failed administration, which occurs if an institution fails to act in accordance with the law, fails to respect the principles of good administration, or violates human rights’.
The report notes with great concern that inquiries relating to transparency and accountability, including on access to information and documents, continued to account for the greatest proportion of cases handled by the Ombudsman.

EU-China Agreement on certain aspects of air services (A9-0041/2019 - Tomasz Piotr Poręba)


. – I voted in favour of this report to consent on a technical agreement between the EU and China regarding certain aspects of air services. The objectives of agreements on certain aspects of air services are to bring bilateral air services agreements between Member States and third countries in line with Union law.

Written questions

Members can submit a specific number of questions to the President of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, for written answer. Rule 138, Annex III


Original signed/dated declaration archived by the European Parliament.