Martin Salter worked closely with the community in Reading West, campaigning on the side of people in his constituency. He took up on a multitude of issues from local planning applications to issues requiring legislation.
In this section you can find information on some of these campaign. Those that Martin worked on up until the disolution of Parliament on 12 April 2010 and remained active issues can be found in the Current Campaigns section. In particular:
Save the green gap between Tilehurst and Theale from being developed for housing at Pincent’s Hill. Martin launched a petition to objecting to the inclusion of Pincents Hill and Whitehart Meadows in West Berkshire council’s Local Development Framework.
Stop the building of a third runway at Heathrow Airport, and for
From his election in 1997 Martin was involved with may campaigns locally, regionally and nationally. In this section you can find information information on some of those now successfully concluded. These include:
Justice for Jane - banning violent internet pornography
Reading Station - winning massive investment in new track and platforms
Kennet Meadows - winning planning protection for Reading’s natural flood defences
Settlement rights for former Gurkha servicemen
Thames Lock Keepers’ Cottages - preventing the sell off by the Environment Agency.
Thanks are due to the many thousands of local people who contributed their time, energy and effort to assisting in these campaigns, who signed petitions, sent letters or lobbied councils and Government ministers.