Martin Salter

Former Labour MP for Reading West

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

Show more detail
11th May to 2nd June 2020

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.

MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

A selection of Martin Salter’s votes

See full list of topics voted on

We have lots more plain English analysis of Martin Salter’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Martin Salter’s full vote analysis page for more.

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 7 Apr 2010

    Given the appalling collusion that appears to have taken place-my hon. Friend the Member for Cannock Chase (Dr. Wright) has proof positive of it-does the hon. Gentleman agree that Members who want to drive the agenda forward have no option but to vote down the business motion? Will he organise on his Benches to ensure that that happens?
  • Business of the House 7 Apr 2010

    I thank the hon. Gentleman for his patience. Does he agree that we would not even have to go that far? The Government merely need to announce that they are prepared to table a revised business motion. If they did so, we could avoid an unseemly bun fight and an unseemly Division, and not detain hon. Members here too late tonight. We could certainly find the hour necessary in the plenty of time...
  • Business of the House 7 Apr 2010

    Does the hon. Gentleman not agree that it is risible to hold the notion that the dewy-eyed political virgins that will descend on this place, irrespective of the outcome of the general election, will have as their raison d'être a reforming zeal rather than seeking, as all new Members do, preferment as quickly as possible? Is this not a matter that should be resolved in this Parliament, as...

More of Martin Salter’s recent appearances


Former Labour MP for Reading West

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election


Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Defence
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Atomic Weapons Establishments
  • RAF Welford
  • Nature Conservation
  • Departmental Policies
  • Superintendent Ali Dizaei

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on Reform of the House of Commons (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Draft Marine Bill (Joint Committee) (20 May 2008 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (14 Jun 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, Minister of State), Department for Education and Skills (10 Nov 2005 to 1 Dec 2005)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payment of £250 per week for articles from Telegraph Media Group, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W ODT:
Payment of £1750 for 7 weekly articles. Hours: 28 hrs. (Registered 26 March 2010)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

More about the register

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that is cited as the source.

This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.