Motion S5M-17474: David Martin, 35 Years as an MEP

30 May 2019

That the Parliament thanks David Martin for serving the interests of Scotland in the European Parliament since 1984; understands that David was the UK’s longest serving MEP and, behind Elmar Brok of the German CDU, the second longest serving member overall; believes that, during his tenure as Vice President of the European Parliament, David was instrumental in developing the Maastricht Treaty; agrees that the praiseĀ that he has receivedĀ from people of all political persuasionsĀ demonstrates the respect that he has garnered from across the party divide; congratulates David on all of his successes throughout his 35 years in Brussels and Strasbourg, and wishes him well for the future.