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Today, Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge and John Healey MP, Secretary of State for Housing and Planning visited Railway House (128 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2BQ) and heard how the government's future funding proposals for supported housing risk threatening vital support provisions for young people in Cambridge. 

Labour Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey MP and Daniel Zeichner MP hear from local housing association about funding threats to supported housing in Cambridge

Today, Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge and John Healey MP, Secretary of State for Housing and Planning visited Railway House (128 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2BQ) and heard how the... Read more

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has welcomed the Government's u-turn on pesticides that cause serious harm to bees. Mr Zeichner has called repeatedly for the Government to save our bees by banning dangerous neonicotinoid based pesticides. Today, Michael Gove MP, the Secretary of Stage for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, announced that the UK will back a blanket ban on these insect-harming pesticides across Europe. 

Cambridge MP welcomes Gove's u-turn towards saving the bees as 'long-overdue'

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has welcomed the Government's u-turn on pesticides that cause serious harm to bees. Mr Zeichner has called repeatedly for the Government to save our bees... Read more

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge has challenged the Secretary of State for Education in the House of Commons over her lack of regards for parental choice after making reference to the academisation of Cambridge primary school St Philip's

Daniel Zeichner MP Slams forced Academisation of Cambridge Primary School during Westminster debate

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge has challenged the Secretary of State for Education in the House of Commons over her lack of regards for parental choice after making reference to... Read more

Daniel Zeichner, Labour MP for Cambridge joined students and university staff for the beginning of National Living Wage Week as they campaign for the University of Cambridge to gain accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation. 

Daniel Zeichner supports student and university campaign for the real living wage

Daniel Zeichner, Labour MP for Cambridge joined students and university staff for the beginning of National Living Wage Week as they campaign for the University of Cambridge to gain accreditation... Read more

Cambridge MP, Daniel Zeichner, will tonight attend the prize giving ceremony for the Cambridge Sea and Royal Marines Cadet Unit where he will award the 'Cadet Development Points Award' to the young cadet that has achieved the most qualifying activity this year. 

Daniel Zeichner MP to join prize giving ceremony for Cambridge Sea and Royal Marine Cadets

Cambridge MP, Daniel Zeichner, will tonight attend the prize giving ceremony for the Cambridge Sea and Royal Marines Cadet Unit where he will award the 'Cadet Development Points Award' to... Read more

Daniel Zeichner, Labour MP for Cambridge will today (Friday 3rd November) head to Westminster and support a debate that calls for lowering the voting ages to 16. The change, would extend the franchise by 1.5 million people. 

Today's debate has been brought forward by a Private Member's Bill by Labour MP Jim McMahon and will not only gain support from Labour MPs, but also Liberal Democrats, the Greens, SNP and Plaid Cymru giving it cross-party dimensions. 

Daniel Zeichner to Support Votes at 16 Debate in Parliament Today

Daniel Zeichner, Labour MP for Cambridge will today (Friday 3rd November) head to Westminster and support a debate that calls for lowering the voting ages to 16. The change, would... Read more

Winter brings with it a number of challenges for all of us, but particularly the increased risk of illness as temperatures drop.

Getting the flu can be bad enough for even the fittest of us, but for older people and those with long-term conditions in particular it can cause serious health problems.

The Chief Medical Officer warned this week that flu and complications associated with it – such as pneumonia - cause 8,000 deaths on average a year in England - around 6,000 of which are people with existing heart and lung conditions.

This is not to mention the hundreds of A&E trips, GP appointments and emergency admissions that our local NHS sees every year over winter – official figures show that flu and pneumonia account for 2.9m bed days in English hospitals.

The strain, and therefore strength, of flu changes every year, so even if you’ve had vaccinations in previous years these won’t offer protection. And if the experience in Australia and New Zealand is anything to go by, this winter could see a much stronger strain than in recent years.

Getting the flu jab is free and easy, and offers the best chance of avoiding the flu that we have – but unfortunately just 60.1% of eligible people in Cambridgeshire took up the vaccination last year, meaning 88490 missed out on that protection.

That figure includes 38688 older people living with long-term conditions, for whom getting the flu is most likely to spell a long and unwanted stay in hospital.

That’s why I’m backing the campaign by Public Health England and NHS England to encourage more people in Cambridge to get vaccinated this year.

If you’re in one of the groups who are particularly susceptible – such as pensioners and pregnant women – or the parent of a young child, go and speak to your GP or pharmacist as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance of avoiding flu this year.

More people than ever before are eligible for that free vaccination this year, including more young children and everyone who works in care homes.

To check if you or your loved ones are eligible, and for other tips on staying well this winter, head to www.nhs.uk/staywell

Stay Well This Winter Flu Campaign

Winter brings with it a number of challenges for all of us, but particularly the increased risk of illness as temperatures drop. Getting the flu can be bad enough for...

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has reacted to figures published today by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) with a stark warning that Britain is risking the future of the NHS if we proceed with Brexit after data shows a decline in the number of EU nurses and midwives coming to the UK to work. This, alongside the fact that there are fewer nurses joining the NHS than leaving it each year, spells bad news for our health service. 

'Stop Brexit or risk damaging Britain's most valuable asset, our NHS'

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has reacted to figures published today by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) with a stark warning that Britain is risking the future of the... Read more

Last Friday, Daniel Zeichner, Labour MP for Cambridge launched the third Annual Pumpkin Festival at the 'Feed the 1000' event, a week long initiative by Cambridge Sustainable Food (CSF) with events over the week highlighting the importance of food sustainability. 

CFS is a network of over 50 organisations, including Anglia Ruskin University Catering Department and Cambridge City Council. The network promotes a number of initiatives across the city of Cambridge to encourage food sustainability in both the public and private spheres. 

a 2015 WRAP report on household waste found that we threw away 7.3 million tonnes of food with more than half of that being deemed to be eatable. They estimated that this amount of avoidable food waste was associated with 19 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, which is equivalent to the emissions generated by 1 in 4 cars on UK roads. 

Daniel Zeichner MP launches 3rd Annual Pumpkin Festival

Last Friday, Daniel Zeichner, Labour MP for Cambridge launched the third Annual Pumpkin Festival at the 'Feed the 1000' event, a week long initiative by Cambridge Sustainable Food (CSF) with... Read more

Yesterday, Daniel Zeichner, Labour MP for Cambridge welcomed fellow MPs and peers to a parliamentary drop-in session to learn more about dementia in their local areas. The event was in partnership with Cambridge based, leading dementia research charity Alzheimer's Research Uk, and pharmaceutical company MSD. 

Speaking at the event, Daniel said, "we've made great improvements in diagnosis rates for dementia, but what we've learnt today. Is that there is still more that needs to be done. We know that people need to receive their diagnosis earlier, so that they have the greatest chance of planning the care and support they need."

There are 850,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK and this number is expected to exceed one million within the next ten years. While there is currently no treatment to slow, cure or prevent the disease, if diagnosed early, there are greater opportunities for people and their loved ones to plan for their care and live well. 

During the afternoon, there was also the opportunity to experience Alzheimer's Research UK's virtual reality headset, A Walk Through Dementia, and talk to the team there about the ways people can reduce their risk of getting dementia or Alzheimer's disease. These include maintaining a healthy weight, keeping active, exercising regularly and ensuring cholesterol and blood pressure are at a health level. 

Dr Matthew Norton, Director of Policy at Alzheimer's Research UK, said, "Dementia is the greatest medical challenge of our time, with growing numbers of people developing the condition, there is an urgent need for new treatments and preventions. Our MPs' have a vital role to play in keeping dementia on the government's agenda and we are delighted to see Mr Zeichner continuing to support research to defeat the condition and helping to raise public awareness."

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Daniel Zeichner MP hosts parliamentary event to raise awareness of need to improve Alzheimer's disease diagnosis rates

Yesterday, Daniel Zeichner, Labour MP for Cambridge welcomed fellow MPs and peers to a parliamentary drop-in session to learn more about dementia in their local areas. The event was in...

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