782. That's the number of times the Lib Dem candidate for Cambridge voted with the Tory-led Government when he was MP.
He voted with the Tories to privatise the Post Office and sell off the forests. He voted 5 times for the Bedroom Tax. He voted to lift the cap on the number of private patients in NHS hospitals.
On his watch 10,000 people have used the Cambridge foodbank and families have been forced from their homes by the Bedroom Tax and yet at the same time millionaires have had a tax break.
It’s the Lib Dems who are propped up a right-wing Tory-led Government. They share full responsibility for rising energy bills, the top down reorganisation of the NHS, tax cut for millionaires and for betraying students over tuition fees.
Enough is enough.
In contrast reducing inequality is at the heart of Labour's agenda. We will massively increase the minimum wage, bring back the 10p tax rate for low earners and scrap the bedroom tax. We will introduce a mansion tax on properties worth more than £2m, and bring back the bankers’ bonus tax and the 50p tax rate for the very wealthiest.
We will build 200,000 homes a year by the end of the next parliament, invest at least £2.5bn in the NHS and make schools accountable to local communities again.
We'll defend our Human Rights Act from Tory attacks and staying in the European Court of Human Rights, extend voting to 16- and 17-year-olds, end the abuse of stop-and-search powers and make the UK’s energy supply carbon-free by 2030.
And you can be sure - no ifs, no buts - Daniel Zeichner will never prop up a Tory Government.
THE TORIES LET YOU DOWN
It wasn’t meant to be like this. The Tories promised ”no top down reorganisation of the NHS” and what have we had—a wasteful top down reorganisation and the most audacious sell off of NHS services in Cambridgeshire ever. What about when Cameron was hugging huskies? He said he would have the “greenest government ever”. But from the chaotic cuts to solar power, to the delays to the Green Investment Bank and the Government's opposition to controls on oil extracted from tar sands, all that remains is a trail of broken green promises. The truth is it was all a PR exercise.
UKIP DON’T SHARE YOUR VALUES
Nigel Farage pretends he is the champion of Britain’s hardworking people. This is a politician who says he is the only one ‘keeping the flame of Thatcherism alive’. But he cannot claim to be a party for working people when he would put up their taxes, destroy jobs, introduce charging for the NHS, and strip back basic rights like maternity pay. Labour has the real answers to clamp down on the rogue landlords and build more houses. We also need a Labour Government to protect all workers so that the minimum wage that catches up with the fact prices have soared and an end to exploitative zero hours contracts.
GREENS FANTASY POLICIES OF RUBBISH RECYCLERS
In Brighton when running the council the Greens proved incompetent and the city has ended up with one of the worst recycling records in the country. Their economic approach appears to be uncosted and ideas such as free basic incomes for everyone would backfire and bankrupt Britain, especially given their antipathy to economic growth. Experts say their Citizen Income policy would hit poorest hardest. And as the Guardian reported, in some marginal seats they could stop a Labour MP being elected and let Cameron back into Downing Street.