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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

Thousands of Cambridge residents aged over 65 are in fuel poverty and hundreds often suffer from loneliness, new research from Age UK has found after it experienced a 12% increase in calls to its national advice line this winter compared with the same period last year.

Specific data for the city, where 14,118 residents are aged over 65, showed that 910 older people are often lonely. 5422 households are officially in fuel poverty. In light of the research, Daniel Zeichner MP, who is one of Parliament’s Age Champions, has warned: “The level of poverty among the over 65s in Cambridge is deeply worrying.”

Daniel Zeichner MP warns “level of poverty among the over 65s in Cambridge is deeply worrying” following new findings from Age UK

Thousands of Cambridge residents aged over 65 are in fuel poverty and hundreds often suffer from loneliness, new research from Age UK has found after it experienced a 12% increase... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP has pledged his support for Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign to urge more people to screen for bowel cancer and save lives as part of April’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

More than 44 people die from bowel cancer every day in the UK. It is the country’s second-biggest cancer killer even though it is treatable and curable especially when diagnosed early.

Daniel Zeichner MP pledges support for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Daniel Zeichner MP has pledged his support for Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign to urge more people to screen for bowel cancer and save lives as part of April’s Bowel Cancer... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP and Alex Mayer, MEP for the Eastern Region, have joined the campaign against efforts by the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, to close Central European University (CEU) which enjoys close links with the University of Cambridge.

Mr Orbán’s government has tabled legislation – due to come into effect next February – that would require all foreign universities in Hungary to have a physical campus in their home countries. CEU is accredited in New York but has only one campus, in Budapest.

Daniel Zeichner MP and Alex Mayer MEP join the campaign to save Central European University in Budapest as Cambridge commemorates its Hungarian ties

Daniel Zeichner MP and Alex Mayer, MEP for the Eastern Region, have joined the campaign against efforts by the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, to close Central European University (CEU)... Read more

A family who have a third child born from this Thursday onwards will be £50,000 worse off over 18 years than a family whose third child is born before Thursday.
 
Latest figures from across the UK indicate that 250,000 children will be pushed into poverty over the next few years because of the child tax credit change which begins this week. It is estimated that the two-child policy will raise child poverty levels by 10% by 2020 – with much of the saving wiped out by the increase cost of emergency support for those in extreme poverty.

Daniel Zeichner MP says new welfare changes “will have disastrous impact on poorest children in Cambridge”

A family who have a third child born from this Thursday onwards will be £50,000 worse off over 18 years than a family whose third child is born before Thursday.... Read more

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has today (31st March 2017) criticised the decision to shelve NHS 18-week waiting time targets.

Simon Stevens, NHS England’s chief executive, has announced that the NHS will no longer be required to treat 92 per cent of patients in England for non-urgent treatments within 18 weeks. That means longer waiting times for treatments such as minor surgery, cataract operations, and hip replacements.

Cambridge MP slams Government on longer waiting times for patients

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has today (31st March 2017) criticised the decision to shelve NHS 18-week waiting time targets. Simon Stevens, NHS England’s chief executive, has announced that the... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP met Cambridge-based science, engineering and maths researchers at STEM for BRITAIN, a poster competition in the House of Commons involving over 200 early stage or early career researchers organised by the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee.

The event involved a shortlist of hundreds of applicants. The shortlisted candidates produced posters on their research which were judged by professional and academic experts against dozens of other scientists’ research in the only national competition of its kind.

Daniel Zeichner MP meets Cambridge STEM researchers at STEM for BRITAIN competition

Daniel Zeichner MP met Cambridge-based science, engineering and maths researchers at STEM for BRITAIN, a poster competition in the House of Commons involving over 200 early stage or early career... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP has lent his support to the ruderal bumblebee during Invasive Species Week (27 March – 2 April). Organised by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and supported by organisations like the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Invasive Species Week aims to raise awareness of invasive non-native species (INNS) and how people can help to prevent or slow their spread.

Invasive species now rank as the second biggest contributor to global biodiversity loss and are a huge threat to native wildlife. Species are considered to be invasive if they prey on native species, compete with them for food and breeding sites, introduce new diseases or breed with them to create hybrid species.

Daniel Zeichner MP lends his support to the ruderal bumblebee during Invasive Species Week

Daniel Zeichner MP has lent his support to the ruderal bumblebee during Invasive Species Week (27 March – 2 April). Organised by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural... Read more

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