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Cambridge’s MP Daniel Zeichner has today resigned from his Frontbench position to vote in favour of an amendment to the Queen’s Speech supporting membership of the Single Market.

Mr Zeichner said: “It is with great regret that I announce my resignation as Shadow Transport Minister. It has been an honour to serve and make a real difference especially in bus regulation.

“However my position on Europe has always been clear. I am a passionate pro-European and a straight-forward politician. 

“I promised the people of Cambridge I would stick to my principles and I would do right by our city - that means voting with my conscience and doing all I can to oppose the Tories’ extreme Brexit which would, in my opinion, damage our economy, our security and our society as a whole. 

“I will continue to make this case, and the case for the many progressive, radical Labour policies in our manifesto to transform our society, from the backbenches.”

Daniel Zeichner MP resigns as Shadow Minister to back European Single Market

Cambridge’s MP Daniel Zeichner has today resigned from his Frontbench position to vote in favour of an amendment to the Queen’s Speech supporting membership of the Single Market. Mr Zeichner...

Daniel Zeichner MP has backed calls to improve support for children’s mental health at school after it was revealed that three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health problem.

Daniel has joined with YoungMinds and the National Children’s Bureau to call on the Government to rebalance the education system better to support pupils’ mental health and wellbeing by providing early intervention and working with specialist services through a clear statutory duty on all schools to promote wellbeing.

Daniel Zeichner said: ‘Increasing numbers of young people are experiencing poor mental health at school. The pressures of exams, social media, cyber-bullying, “sexting”, and prospects for the future, especially in the jobs market, are having an impact on our children’s state of mind.

‘But our increasingly pressurised education system leaves teachers with little time, capacity or training to support mental health alongside academic achievement. There should, for example, be a counselling service for all children in every secondary school.’

Daniel Zeichner MP backs children’s mental health campaign

Daniel Zeichner MP has backed calls to improve support for children’s mental health at school after it was revealed that three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health...

Daniel Zeichner MP praised as ‘first class’ the performance of the city’s universities in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017.

The TEF is a Government-backed assessment of undergraduate teaching quality across all higher education institutions in England – including some in Scotland and Wales. The table features 134 higher education institutions and three alternative providers with university title.

The table saw Cambridge University achieving gold and Anglia Ruskin University taking a silver.

Daniel Zeichner said: ‘Our universities’ excellent performance in the TEF tells us what we already knew: Cambridge is a first-class destination for undergraduates across the board. I congratulate staff and students at both our universities for their hard work. They deserve a good summer holiday before keeping up the standard in the autumn!’

Daniel Zeichner MP praises city’s ‘first-class’ performance in university Teaching Excellence Framework 2017

Daniel Zeichner MP praised as ‘first class’ the performance of the city’s universities in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017. The TEF is a Government-backed assessment of undergraduate teaching quality...


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