United Kingdom

Date of birth : , Edinburgh

8th parliamentary term David MARTIN

Political groups

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Labour Party (United Kingdom)


  • 06-07-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee


  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on International Trade
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • 14-07-2014 / 05-07-2017 : Delegation to the Cariforum-EU Parliamentary Committee
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on International Trade
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • 14-06-2017 / 05-07-2017 : Delegation to the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • 06-07-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Conference of Delegation Chairs
  • 04-10-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Cariforum-EU Parliamentary Committee


  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Foreign Affairs

Main parliamentary activities

Reports - as rapporteur

A rapporteur is appointed in the responsible parliamentary committee to draft a report on proposals of a legislative or budgetary nature, or other issues. In drafting their report, rapporteurs may consult with relevant experts and stakeholders. They are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs. Reports adopted at committee level are then examined and voted on in plenary. Rule 55

Opinions - as rapporteur

Committees may draft an opinion to a report of the responsible committee covering the elements linked to their committee remit. Rapporteurs of such opinions are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs of the opinion. Rule 56, Rule 57, Annex VI

OPINION on implementation of the EU association agreement with Moldova

25-06-2018 INTA_AD(2018)619163 PE619.163v02-00 INTA

OPINION on an integrated European Union policy for the Arctic

07-12-2016 INTA_AD(2016)592099 PE592.099v03-00 INTA

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur

Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION on EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking

04-10-2016 INTA_AD(2016)584212 PE584.212v03-00 INTA

OPINION on the Annual Report 2014 on the Protection of the EU’s Financial Interests – Fight against fraud

02-12-2015 INTA_AD(2015)567824 PE567.824v02-00 INTA

OPINION on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Georgia, of the other part

07-11-2014 INTA_AD(2014)537345 PE537.345v02-00 INTA

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

EU political relations with ASEAN (A8-0243/2017 - Reinhard Bütikofer)


I voted in favour of this report as it stresses the importance of strengthening EU-ASEAN political and economic relations. Developed over four decades, EU-ASEAN relations are of vital importance for ensuring security and stability, international co-operation and promoting democracy and human rights. The report further highlights the ultimate objective of establishing a region-to-region free trade agreement, as trade negotiations are currently on-going or have already been completed with some ASEAN countries. Finally, the report also acknowledges the EU’s concerns for human rights violations in certain ASEAN countries which are affecting the status of current relations and, I believe, will continue to be an issue if not resolved.

EU political relations with India (A8-0242/2017 - Cristian Dan Preda)


I voted in favour of this report outlining political priorities for EU relations with India. A strengthened partnership between the world’s largest democracies is vital to tackle climate change, preserve global peace and stability and achieve sustainable development goals. The report would tap the potential of relations between the EU, as the world’s leading trading block, and India - which tops the ranks of the fastest growing major economies - to fight poverty and inequality, create jobs and growth, and advance gender equality and women’s rights.

Arms export: implementation of Common Position 2008/944/CFSP (A8-0264/2017 - Bodil Valero)


I voted in favour of this report, which discusses the implementation of the Common Position on Arms Export, a legally binding framework that sets minimum requirements in arms export controls and the obligation to assess the request for an export licence. The report calls on the EU to launch an initiative to impose an EU arms embargo on Saudi Arabia, which is viewed as non-compliant with the second criterion of the Common Position, as well as other countries accused of serious breaches of international humanitarian law. The report urges the Member States and the EEAS to significantly improve the consistency in implementing the Common Position through a standardised verification and reporting system, and to overcome the current lack of efficiency in defence spending due to duplication. Finally, the report highlights the importance of the UK remaining bound by the position after Brexit.

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

Questions to the ECB and concerning the SSM and the SRM

Members can put questions for written reply to the ECB and questions concerning the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Such questions are first submitted to the Chair of the responsible committee.Rule 140, Rule 141, Annex III


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