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Daniel Zeichner MP joined Cambridge University UNICEF Society this Friday to back an international campaign to improve how child refugees are resettled by safe nations.

CAMBRIDGE MP BACKS LOCAL GROUP FOR ‘BREADLINE CHALLENGE’

Daniel Zeichner MP joined Cambridge University UNICEF Society this Friday to back an international campaign to improve how child refugees are resettled by safe nations. Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP joined Cambridge University UNICEF Society to back an international campaign to improve how child refugees are resettled by safe nations.

Cambridge MP joins students to back UNICEF refugee campaign

Daniel Zeichner MP joined Cambridge University UNICEF Society to back an international campaign to improve how child refugees are resettled by safe nations. Read more

Local MP Daniel Zeichner has urged the people of Cambridge to get behind Cherry Hinton Hall Park and cast their votes to crown it “Best Park” in the Fields in Trust annual award. Daniel Zeichner joined Cllr Robert Dryden and local residents on Saturday 5 November at 10.30am at the Cherry Hinton Hall.

The attractive park set among mature trees has been shortlisted for the award. Best known for hosting the Cambridge Folk Festival, the park is well-loved all year round and boasts a natural area containing a lake, paddling pools, an aerial runway, and a free-to-use tennis court and table tennis tables.

Daniel Zeichner MP said: “Please vote for our local park. Let’s get a tree-mendous victory! I love walking round our local green spaces. Our parks are the green lungs of the city where people of all ages can walk, talk, run, play or sit.” 

Fields in Trust Chief Executive Helen Griffiths said: "Parks and open spaces are arguably the most universal of all public services. They are used by the entire community from pre-school children through to retired adults - our nation's parks and green spaces are places to enjoy life experiences, whether that’s reaching a personal sporting milestone, teaching grandchildren to cycle, engaging with nature, having a first kiss or simply walking a much loved dog.” 

People can cast their votes at http://www.fieldsintrust.org/bestpark/eastofengland before 9 November.

Help crown Cherry Hinton Hall Park the Best Park in the UK

Local MP Daniel Zeichner has urged the people of Cambridge to get behind Cherry Hinton Hall Park and cast their votes to crown it “Best Park” in the Fields in...

 

Daniel Zeichner MP was the guest speaker at The Great Debate Tour which is took place at Anglia Ruskin University on Thursday.

The tour, which is in its 7th year is visiting 60 universities and is designed as a forum for powerful, thought provoking discussion. The event is taking place as part of Parliament Week, where events and activities happen across the country to connect people with Parliament and democracy.

Topics set to be discussed by the University students included the EU Referendum and career choices.

Daniel Zeichner MP said: “I’m looking forward to hearing from the students. It’s always great to meet young people interested in the big issues of the day. I’m very keen to hear their take on the EU referendum as I think the result is terrible but it is their futures that will be most affected.”

The Great Debate Tour comes to Cambridge

  Daniel Zeichner MP was the guest speaker at The Great Debate Tour which is took place at Anglia Ruskin University on Thursday. The tour, which is in its 7th...

In the Commons Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner questioned the Secretary of State for International Trade on getting the best possible deal for life sciences sector. Mr Zeichner asked the minister Liam Fox if he agreed with industry leaders that Britain needs to be a part of a European wide regulatory system?

Mr Fox stocked the Chamber with his one word response: “No”.

Daniel Zeichner MP said: “I’m stunned. The Life Sciences sector is one of the most highly regulated and harmonised sectors in the world. The system works for the UK and Cambridge with EU life sciences regulation fostering cross-border collaboration in research and allowing UK science access to the EU market. The result is jobs, and quicker access to new medicines for patients.

Mr Fox’s plan not to align our industry with the rest of Europe will add unnecessary red tape to the life sciences sector. I know he was unwilling to listen to evidence during the referendum campaign but now it is high time for him to wake up and smell the coffee. He needs to listen to what industry experts are saying and do right by Britain.”

Stunningly Out of Touch

In the Commons Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner questioned the Secretary of State for International Trade on getting the best possible deal for life sciences sector. Mr Zeichner asked the minister...

Following the High Court's ruling that Parliament must have a vote on whether the UK can trigger Article 50 to start the process of leaving the European Union Daniel Zeichner MP said:

 

"Three cheers for the High Court. Throughout the referendum campaign 'leave' campaigners talked about taking back control. But then the Tory Brexiteers tried to deny Parliament, which is sovereign, the right to a vote. I hope the Government now listen and abandon costly plans to appeal.  I look forward to the vote - when I will be voting in line with the wishes of the vast majority of Cambridge residents - to remain."

Three Cheers for the High Court

Following the High Court's ruling that Parliament must have a vote on whether the UK can trigger Article 50 to start the process of leaving the European Union Daniel Zeichner...

Daniel Zeichner MP has taken part in a charity static bike ride in Parliament to raise money for the Poppy Appeal. Daniel cycled 1.79 miles in 5 minutes as part of the event being hosted by the Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) which aimed to get parliamentarians cycling for twelve 12 hours straight.

The bike ride took place from 08:00 to 20:00 in Westminster where 80 MPs, Peers and Parliamentary Officials took it in turns to cycle as far as they could in 5 minutes in an effort to reach the top spot on the leader board.

The money raised from the bike ride will help the Royal British Legion provide lifelong support for the armed forces community. The Poppy Appeal has the prestigious position of being the only charity to fundraise in Parliament.

Commenting on the event Daniel Zeichner MP said:

“I was great to get into the saddle to support the Royal British Legion and the Poppy Appeal with a pedal power push.”

"I know the money raised will go far in supporting those who have served in the British Armed Forces and their families.”Poppy_Ride.jpg

Daniel Zeichner MP Gets On His Bike to Raise Money for Poppy Appeal

Daniel Zeichner MP has taken part in a charity static bike ride in Parliament to raise money for the Poppy Appeal. Daniel cycled 1.79 miles in 5 minutes as part of the...

Force chiefs have been talking to officers in the West Midlands about introducing Operation Close Pass in order to protect "vulnerable road users" from being overtaken too closely by motorists. Under the potential new iniative, cars that repeatedly are seen to be overtaking cyclists with less than the legal 1.5 m distance could face being prosecuted for driving without due care and attention.

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge welcomed stricter enforcement to protect 'vulnerable road users', but also called for more investment in infastructure and quality road design for motorists and cyclists alike. 

Daniel Zeichner said:

"It is right that everyone obeys the rules, so I welcome any initiative from the police to ensure that there is proper enforcement. Motorists should always allow proper space, but we have all seen situations in Cambridge where that doesn’t happen. Enforcement is part of the answer, but good design is also important, to make it easier for both cyclists and motorists to travel safely."

"Operation Close Pass" will protect vulnerable road users

Force chiefs have been talking to officers in the West Midlands about introducing Operation Close Pass in order to protect "vulnerable road users" from being overtaken too closely by motorists....

This Halloween the ghosts of buses past haunt the roads of Britain.

The terrifying truth of the murder of Britain’s bus routes is clear after the failed experiment of bus deregulation which celebrates its grisly 30 year anniversary this week.

Daniel Zeichner MP will visit an out of use bus stop in Cherry Hinton (this Friday 28 October at 2pm at the junction of Bridewell Road and Colville Road) which he says highlights the problem of bus deregulation. It is a bus stop that local people consistently tell him they would like to use – but Stagecoach no longer run buses there – and there is nothing local communities can do about it.

Across the country, similar terrible tales are told. Since the 1980s, bus journeys outside London have halved - falling from around 2 billion to 1 billion a year. Many rural communities have had their buses completely scrapped.

The Bus Services Bill currently being debated in Parliament and Daniel Zeichner MP is calling for a change in the way buses are run in our country. He said:

“Buses are a vital public service and it’s about time the public had some say in how they’re run.

"Thanks to Tory deregulation, bus passengers have been blighted by rising fares and cuts to services for three decades.

“With the Bus Services Bill soon to arrive in the House of Commons, Labour will be taking the fight to the Tories and standing up for bus passengers.”

Ghost Bus-ters?

This Halloween the ghosts of buses past haunt the roads of Britain. The terrifying truth of the murder of Britain’s bus routes is clear after the failed experiment of bus...

Elderly patients who no longer need to be in hospital cannot be discharged due to cuts to social care which is in turn putting extra pressure on Addenbrooke’s.

 

Speaking in the Commons, Daniel Zeichner challenged the health secretary who visited Cambridge last week and asked if he had noticed the one hundred over 85s on the wards at Addenbrooke’s when they should have been out in the community.

 

There has been a 12% rise in the number of people over the age of 85 coming into A&E.

 

Daniel Zeichner MP said: “With winter fast approaching, the Government and the Conservative County Council need to come clean and acknowledge that their underfunding of social care is the root cause of problems in our NHS.

 

Addenbrooke’s is not the place to warehouse vulnerable elderly patients. Our elderly parents and grandparents deserve proper social care and wards need to be free for people who are ill.”

Cuts to social care pushing Addenbrookes to crisis point

Elderly patients who no longer need to be in hospital cannot be discharged due to cuts to social care which is in turn putting extra pressure on Addenbrooke’s.   Speaking...

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