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Daniel Zeichner has slammed as “undemocratic and tawdry” the Higher Education and Research Bill, which would allow almost all universities in England to introduce annual increases in tuition fees until 2020 without improving teaching, as the Government tries to push the legislation through Parliament before the General Election.

The Government initially argued that the bill would make higher fees dependent on better teaching for students. But this requirement will not come in until 2020/21, meaning universities can raise fees each year without improving outcomes for their students. This year, the cap on fees will increase to £9,250 per year.

Daniel Zeichner slams “undemocratic and tawdry” Higher Education and Research Bill

Daniel Zeichner has slammed as “undemocratic and tawdry” the Higher Education and Research Bill, which would allow almost all universities in England to introduce annual increases in tuition fees until... Read more

HomelessnessSpeaking in the House of Commons today, Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, slammed the Housing Minister for the rise in homelessness in the city, which he said so saddens residents and is so hard for those without homes.

He said that in recent discussions with local homelessness charity Wintercomfort, it had been suggested that city Landlords are increasingly unwilling to let to people on housing benefit because of insecure employment. He suggested that cracking down on insecure employment, such as temporary and zero-hours contracts would help tackle the housing crisis.

Cambridge MP slams Government for homelessness crisis

Speaking in the House of Commons today, Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, slammed the Housing Minister for the rise in homelessness in the city, which he said so saddens residents... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP headed a high level Brexit roundtable with key life sciences sector leaders in Cambridge discussing their requests to the Government as part of its negotiations with the European Union at Cambridge Biomedical Campus “Qube”  on Friday 21 April.

Daniel Zeichner hosted the roundtable in partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, and the discussion focussed on the relationship between future migration policy and the life sciences sector. The summit resulted in recommendations and actions which Daniel Zeichner will put to Government as part of the negotiations to make sure Cambridge and the UK continue to promote a globally leading science and research sector.

Daniel Zeichner heads high level Cambridge Brexit roundtable with key life sciences sector leaders

Daniel Zeichner MP headed a high level Brexit roundtable with key life sciences sector leaders in Cambridge discussing their requests to the Government as part of its negotiations with the... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP joined in the ceremonies to commemorate Anzac Day at Cambridge City Cemetery on Saturday 22 April.

Daniel Zeichner attended the Morning Ceremony where 1018 graves commemorate those from the Commonwealth who died during both World War I and World War II. The cemetery was the main RAF cemetery for East Anglia and Lincolnshire during World War II and among the RAF graves are over 250 Australian and 80 New Zealand graves. An afternoon ceremony was held at 3pm at St Andrew the Great Church.

Daniel Zeichner to attend Anzac Day Ceremonies

Daniel Zeichner MP joined in the ceremonies to commemorate Anzac Day at Cambridge City Cemetery on Saturday 22 April. Daniel Zeichner attended the Morning Ceremony where 1018 graves commemorate those... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP visited Cambridge Women’s Resource Centre to meet with staff, service users and trustees to discuss the work of the Centre and how it changes lives for the better.

Established in 1982 and with new premises in Peterborough since 2013, CWRC is a women’s community space which supports, trains and encourages women seeking positive change for themselves and their families. It provides support for many day to day challenges including career development, debt and personal finance, and families and parenting. It also hosts a mix of fun and practical informal groups, workshops and networking events.

Daniel Zeichner to visit Cambridge Women’s Resource Centre

Daniel Zeichner MP visited Cambridge Women’s Resource Centre to meet with staff, service users and trustees to discuss the work of the Centre and how it changes lives for the... Read more

This morning (Wednesday 19th April) Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, spoke for the Opposition in a debate on a scrappage scheme for diesel vehicles and challenged the Government to do more to reduce air pollution.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) stated in a 2016 report that road transport still accounts for 34 per cent of UK nitrogen oxides emissions in 2015 and the European Commission reported in 2016 that around four fifths of road traffic Nitrogen Oxide levels come from diesel-powered vehicles.

Cambridge MP challenges the Government to act on air pollution

This morning (Wednesday 19th April) Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, spoke for the Opposition in a debate on a scrappage scheme for diesel vehicles and challenged the Government... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP has condemned the Government for the closure of 24 Sure Start centres across Cambridgeshire since 2010 after a Freedom of Information request from Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner found the number of centres has dropped from 40 to 16 in the area.

Sure Start, the transformative early years programme introduced by the previous Labour government, aims to give young children the best start in life. It provides parenting support, childcare, job training for adults as well as health care and advice.

Daniel Zeichner MP condemns closure of 24 Sure Start centres across Cambridgeshire since 2010

Daniel Zeichner MP has condemned the Government for the closure of 24 Sure Start centres across Cambridgeshire since 2010 after a Freedom of Information request from Shadow Education Secretary Angela... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP has called on Greater Cambridge City Deal and Cambridgeshire County Council to investigate the possibility of extending a discounted rail season ticket scheme for members of travel association Travel for Cambridgeshire (TfC) to more lines connecting Cambridge.

TfC offers the employees of TfC members a special discount rate on season tickets purchased for travel to work by train. The discount is worth 10% and staff at Cambridge University are entitled to use the scheme. At present, travellers on the Ely to London line and the Cambridge to King’s Cross line are eligible but not those on the Norwich or Bury St Edmund’s lines.

Extend discount rail season tickets scheme around Cambridge, says Daniel Zeichner MP

Daniel Zeichner MP has called on Greater Cambridge City Deal and Cambridgeshire County Council to investigate the possibility of extending a discounted rail season ticket scheme for members of travel... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP met refugees and asylum seekers at Cambridge United FC on Monday 17 April.

Cambridge United hosted a number of refugees and asylum seekers living locally to their home game as part of a new Amnesty International initiative to celebrate the contribution refugees have made to football.

Daniel Zeichner MP to join Cambridge United FC to celebrate local refugees and asylum seekers

Daniel Zeichner MP met refugees and asylum seekers at Cambridge United FC on Monday 17 April. Cambridge United hosted a number of refugees and asylum seekers living locally to their... Read more

Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner is urging the mayoral candidates in the forthcoming Cambridgeshire & Peterborough mayoral elections to make clear whether they will use new powers to manage local bus services in the interests of passengers. Daniel Zeichner, who is Labour's Shadow Transport Minister recently led for the Opposition in Parliament on the Bus Services Bill which will become law in the next few weeks.

It gives combined authorities with a directly-elected mayor the power to introduce London-style bus-franchising. Labour argued that every area should have these tough powers, which in London have led to much lower fares and more frequent services, with faster modern smart-card ticketing. The Government has restricted them only to mayors, which means that Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is the only non-metropolitan area in the country with these powers. Mr Zeichner says it is important that voters know whether candidates intend to use them or not, as these powers could make a major difference to Cambridge bus choice and the number of routes locally, and to bus services for market towns, Peterborough and rural areas.

New mayor must use new bus powers says Cambridge MP

Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner is urging the mayoral candidates in the forthcoming Cambridgeshire & Peterborough mayoral elections to make clear whether they will use new powers to manage local bus... Read more

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