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David Weir MARTIN

Vice-President of the European Parliament

David Weir MARTIN, British Vice-President of the European Parliament.

Background

MARTIN, David Weir was born on August 26, 1954. Parents: William Martin and Marion Martin.

Education

Liberton High School, Edinburgh. Heriot Watt University, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Economics.

Career

Member, Transport and General Workers Union. Member, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Scotland, the Fabian Society, Anti-Apartheid Movement, Scottish Labour Action, Tribune Group of MEPs. Animal rights campaigner, leader of the British Labour Group in the European Parliament, 198788.

Member, Regional and Social Parliamentary Committees. Member. Socialist Group Spokesperson Institutional Parliamentary Committee. Member. Delegation for Australia and New Zealand.

Leader of the British Labour Group in the European Parliament, 198788. Vice-President of the European Parliament since 1989. Member of the European Parliament for Lothians, since 1984, Socialist Group.

Stockbroker’s assistant.

Works

  • Bringing Common Sense to the Common Market: A Left Agenda for Europe, 1988. The Democratic Deficit in A Claim of Right for Scotland, 1989.

Religion

Church of Scotland.

Connections

Spouse Margaret Cook, 1979. Children: Claire, Kevin.