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Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge will visit the new OFO bike depot this Friday to put the dockless bike sharing scheme to the test. Mr Zeichner will download the app and trial the process to understand how easy it is for Cambridge residents to utilise this 21st century technology. 

The visit comes a few days after Daniel asked a question in the House of Commons to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid MP, whether he would be willing to meet with him to discuss how local councils can better improve the implementation of the schemes amid out-of-date legislation. The Secretary of State replied that he would be 'very happy' to discuss the scheme, and others, that may help to innovate how people get around cities, such as Cambridge. 

The visit on Friday will be the second time Mr Zeichner has met with OFO and he is looking to understand whether the bike sharing scheme has been successful in Cambridge, as well as the current limitations. Mr Zeichner has repeatedly raised in Westminster that the local authorities need the relevant regulatory powers to ensure that the schemes can be implemented correctly if they are going to become a part of the cities' transport infrastructure. 

Daniel says, "bike sharing schemes, such as OFO, have the potential be part of the transport revolution that our cities so desperately need to tackle the strain of ever-rising car congestion. With cities facing huge increases in their populations, and poor air quality starting to have severe health consequences, it is well overdue that we look at alternative ways for people to get from A to B, and I am up for looking at how technologies can facilitate those changes. 

I am delighted that the team at OFO will welcome me tomorrow to see how their operation is running in Cambridge and hopefully I can take what I learn back to Westminster to help improve local legislation to make this a success. Not just for Cambridge, but for cities and towns across the country."

Cambridge MP to put the Dockless Bike Sharing Scheme OFO to the Test

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge will visit the new OFO bike depot this Friday to put the dockless bike sharing scheme to the test. Mr Zeichner will download the app...

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has this week taken part in the Royal Society's Pairing Scheme. This initiative pairs scientists with MPs, and they shadow each other, first in Westminster, in order to learn more about how policy is made and how politics works. Later, MPs get the chance to join the scientists in their work places to learn more about scientific research. 

Cambridge MP welcomes scientist to Parliament in Royal Society pairing scheme

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has this week taken part in the Royal Society's Pairing Scheme. This initiative pairs scientists with MPs, and they shadow each other, first in Westminster,... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP has announced the winner and runners-up of his 2017 Christmas card competition and will be congratulating them all in person for their contributions over the coming weeks. Today, Daniel will visit Shirley Community Primary School and congratulate the winner and present her with her own Christmas card.

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Cambridge MP Kicks off the Festive Season by Announcing the Winner of this Year's Christmas Card Competition

Daniel Zeichner MP has announced the winner and runners-up of his 2017 Christmas card competition and will be congratulating them all in person for their contributions over the coming weeks.... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP for Cambridge backs leading consumer rights campaign for consumers to have the right to choose, without disadvantage, how they are contacted by banks, utility companies and other service providers. 

Daniel met the campaign's chair, Judith Donovan CBE, in the Houses of Parliament this week to discuss the campaign and the importance of consumer choice. The Keep Me Posted "Mark of Distinction." The Mark has been awarded to over third service providers such as HSBC and Natwest who offer consumers the ability to choose paper statements and bills without being charged for the privilege.

Daniel praised the Keep me Posted Campaign's efforts to ensure that service providers who offer consumers the choice of how they receive bills and statements. 

Daniel says, "The Keep Me Posted Campaign's findings demonstrate that consumers manage their financial affairs more effectively when they receive bills in paper format, particularly those who live in rural communities and those who are considered vulnerable, such as people living with disabilities or in poverty. I support the consumer's right to choose."

Daniel Zeichner pledges his support to consumer champion campaign, keep me posted

Daniel Zeichner MP for Cambridge backs leading consumer rights campaign for consumers to have the right to choose, without disadvantage, how they are contacted by banks, utility companies and other...

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, criticised the Government's Industrial Strategy in the House of Commons during last night's Budget debate. 

He told the House that although Cambridge is successful, and is mentioned prolifically in the Industrial Strategy document, there is no guarantee that this will continue after Brexit if safeguards are not put in place to support those working in the city, and in Life Sciences around the country. 

Government Industrial Strategy is 'a glossy technicolour while most people's lives are being lived in gritty black and white'

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, criticised the Government's Industrial Strategy in the House of Commons during last night's Budget debate.  He told the House that although Cambridge is successful, and... Read more

Responding to the report from the National Audit Office following accusations made by the National Audit Office, Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner says:

"I welcome the report from the National Audit Office following accusations made by North East Cambridgeshire Conservative MP Stephen Barclay. The Local Enterprise Partnership were established by the coalition Government after the wanton destruction of the previous regional structures developed by the previous Labour Government.

Cambridge MP comments on Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership Report

Responding to the report from the National Audit Office following accusations made by the National Audit Office, Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner says: "I welcome the report from the National Audit... Read more

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has joined 94 MPs in signing a letter that calls on the Secretary of Stage for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, to reconsider the decision to exclude animal sentience from the EU Withdrawal Bill. 

Animal sentience is protected under Article 13 of the Treaty of Lisbon and states that Member States 'must pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals,' however this has been left out of the current Bill being debated in Parliament. 

Daniel Zeichner calls for animal sentience to be protected in EU Withdrawal Bill

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has joined 94 MPs in signing a letter that calls on the Secretary of Stage for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, to reconsider... Read more

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge has pledged his support for campaign group SolidariTee ahead of this week's 'Day of SolidariTee' campaign, when people up and down the country will wear a custom-made T-shirt ins a bid to raise awareness and money for the work of Advocates Abroad; an NGO that provides legal aid and representation to refugess in Greece and Turkey. 

SolidiTee is a national fundraising and campaign group founded by Cambridge University students, Tiara Ataii. The campaign group sell T-shirts at £10 each, which will fund one-night accommodation for a human rights lawyer in Greece. Mr Zeichner met with Tiara, the President and founder of SolidaiTee, to hear about the progress of the campaign and to take a photo with the campaign T-Shirt. 

Daniel said, "it is a real pleasure to be supporting SolidariTee in their quest to help Advocates Abroad provide what is really a basic human right - the right to legal representation.

Refugees already go through the most unbelievable trials and tribulations in order to flee harrowing situations and not having access to legal support in a foreign country can be the difference between being granted asylum and being returned to the country you are trying to escape. 

I applaud the work of Tiara and others at SolidariTee for galvanising this campaign that seeks to help some of the world's most vulnerable."

Cambridge MP stands in SolidariTee with University Campaign to Support Refugees in Greece

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge has pledged his support for campaign group SolidariTee ahead of this week's 'Day of SolidariTee' campaign, when people up and down the country will wear...

Philip Hammond's budget, which spends more on preparations for Britain leaving the European Union than on the NHS, shows that the Government has the wrong priorities for Britain says Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner. 

The budget also failed to provide additional funding for schools or for funding pay in public services, which will leave many Cambridge families facing a further fall in their living standards. 

Daniel says, "instead of finding £3 billion to help build extra customs posts, when we should be trying to stay in the customs union, the Chancelllor should have been focused on helping people who have seen their wages failing to keep up with increased prices in the shops, and young people who face ever-rising rent costs like they are in Cambridge. The Chancellor claimed that this was the Government's vision for Britain, but these are the wrong priorities and it will leave everyone poorer in future."

£3bn for Brexit - but less for NHS shows wrong priorities, says Cambridge MP

Philip Hammond's budget, which spends more on preparations for Britain leaving the European Union than on the NHS, shows that the Government has the wrong priorities for Britain says Cambridge...

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge attended the Memorandum of Understanding signing today with Huawei Technologies, BT and the University of Cambridge. The signing will followed by a tour of the Engineering Faculty. 

Cambridge MP to attend Huawei Technologies and BT Memorandum of Understanding signing

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge attended the Memorandum of Understanding signing today with Huawei Technologies, BT and the University of Cambridge. The signing will followed by a tour of the... Read more

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