Martin Salter - working hard for Reading West
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  • Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
  • Martin Salter’s Tribute to Bob Green

  • Reading West MP Martin Salter gave his own personal tribute to former Reading Mayor and leader of the Lib Dem group, the late Bob Green at his funeral yesterday at Reading Crematorium in Caversham.

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  • Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
  • Salter Elected Chair of Parliamentary Thames Group

  • Reading West MP Martin Salter was last week elected chair of a new All Party Group on the River Thames. The Group, whose formal aim is to “to highlight and promote the economic, cultural, recreational and environmental value of the River Thames” had its inaugural meeting last Tuesday where Mr Salter was elected unanimously.

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  • Thursday, December 17th, 2009
  • Westminster Diary

  • The run-up to Christmas is a ridiculously busy time in my constituency office. As well as the usual seasonal engagements, there is the official Christmas card to be designed and printed along with my Annual Report to constituents listing what I’ve been up to both here in Reading and in Parliament. As it is my last report, I asked my staff to dig out some retro pictures of past campaigns and, to my horror, they uncovered a photo from 1987 of my first Parliamentary election with me sporting a “pudding bowl” haircut. I included it because also pictured was my good friend and Whitley councillor John Cook, who sadly died shortly after I was first elected to Parliament in 1997, along with the late Doris Lawrence, the former Mayor of Reading.

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  • Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
  • Angling MPs Share Kennet Catch on Visit to River Restoration Scheme

  • Party political differences were put to one side last week with the visit of Conservative Shadow Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon and the Reading West MP and Labour’s angling spokesman, Martin Salter to the Benham Estate in Mr Benyon’s Newbury constituency. The MPs, who are both members of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Angling inspected important river habitat restoration schemes to the River Kennet at Benham Park which the Estate are carrying out in partnership with Natural England.

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  • Monday, December 7th, 2009
  • Salter Takes Aim at the Beaver

  • Labour’s Parliamentary Angling spokesman Martin Salter used last week’s Commons debate on fisheries to describe as “ludicrous” plans by Natural England to re-introduce the beaver to the English countryside. The Reading West MP highlighted the new fish passage regulations and proposed new rules governing hydropower schemes which are designed to remove obstructions to migrating fish seeking spawning grounds.

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  • Monday, December 7th, 2009
  • Salter Warns of Tough Times Ahead for the River Kennet

  • The recent decision by the water regulator OFWAT to limit investment in sewage treatment works improvements over the next five years could have a damaging impact on important chalkstreams such as the Berkshire Kennet according to Reading West MP Martin Salter.

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