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Home Office delays that leave Cambridge constituents trapped for months without their passports must be ended, says Cambridge Labour MP Daniel Zeichner. Quizzing Immigration Minister, Brandon Lewis in Parliament yesterday, Daniel demanded to know what he is doing to improve the shambolic immigration procedure which has badly affected Cambridge residents and businesses. 

Cambridge MP quizzes Government on immigration failings

Home Office delays that leave Cambridge constituents trapped for months without their passports must be ended, says Cambridge Labour MP Daniel Zeichner. Quizzing Immigration Minister, Brandon Lewis in Parliament yesterday,... Read more

Daniel Zeichner, Labour MP for Cambridge will today head down to Mill Road and join the public for a tour of Europe's first ever Eco-Mosque, which is currently under construction. 

Cambridge MP to join Tour of Europe's First Ever Purpose-Built Eco Mosque

Daniel Zeichner, Labour MP for Cambridge will today head down to Mill Road and join the public for a tour of Europe's first ever Eco-Mosque, which is currently under construction. ... Read more

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge today demanded that the Government act to help women who have been discriminated against during pregnancy but denied justice because of the Government's unlawful imposition of industrial tribunal fees. 

Speaking in the Commons today, he pressed Justice Minister Dominic Raab on what is being done to ensure that women who were unable to pursue pregnancy and maternity discrimination claims due to the cost of employment tribunal fees, are now able to bring forward their cases. 

Daniel Zeichner calls on government to act to protect woman discriminated against during pregnancy or maternity

Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge today demanded that the Government act to help women who have been discriminated against during pregnancy but denied justice because of the Government's unlawful imposition... Read more

Daniel Zeichner, Labour's Member of Parliament for Cambridge, has heavily criticised the County Council, calling their recent consultation on Children's Centres a "sham" after if emerged that they will maintain their proposal to close 4 children's centres in Cambridge, despite responses indicating that parents do not support the 're-designation of services in the city.

Cambridge MP slams "Sham Consultation" on Children's Centres

Daniel Zeichner, Labour's Member of Parliament for Cambridge, has heavily criticised the County Council, calling their recent consultation on Children's Centres a "sham" after if emerged that they will maintain... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP, MP for Cambridge and member of the Transport Select Committee, has stated his support for the actions of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which has ordered Ryanair to inform passengers affected by cancelled flights how they will be rerouted by 17:00 today (Friday 29th September).

Daniel says, "I welcome the actions of the CAA, it is right to demand that passengers are properly compensated for the chaos and inconvenience that has been inflicted on them as a result of these cancellations by Ryanair.

"We need to ensure that passengers receive what is owed to them as detailed by the EU regulation and that Ryanair is more forthcoming in letting passengers know what they are entitled to."

In the last few weeks, Ryanair has cancelled tens of thousands of flights scheduled between now and next March after reports that the airline is looking to improve arrival times and to accommodate for pilot shortages that have occurred to changes to pilot holiday entitlements and poor planning. 

Originally cancelling over 50 flights a day between mid-September and the end of October, Ryanair has announced a further 18,000 cancellations for November to March. The second wave of cancellations will affect around 400,000 passengers, contributing to around 700,000 people affected in total. 

Daniel is currently a member of the Transport Select Committee and is a former Shadow Minister for Transport. 

Daniel says, "Report indicates that passengers have been misled over the last couple of weeks as to what Ryanair's compensatory duty is to them, which is unacceptable. I think that is is important that the CEO of Ryanair, Michael O'Leary, faces the Transport Select Committee so that we can get a better understanding as to what has gone wrong and what can be done to ensure that passengers are not affect like this again in the future."

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Cambridge Labour MP calls for Ryanair boss to face Transport Select Committee

Daniel Zeichner MP, MP for Cambridge and member of the Transport Select Committee, has stated his support for the actions of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which has ordered Ryanair...

Labour MP for Cambridge, Daniel Zeichner says that if there are any compulsory redundancies at Marshall Aerospace, then proper support must be provided for those affected, after the company announced today that they will begin a consultation proposing a reduction of jobs in the firm. 

Daniel Zeichner's response to Marshall Aerospace announcement that 300 families may be affected by proposed job losses

Labour MP for Cambridge, Daniel Zeichner says that if there are any compulsory redundancies at Marshall Aerospace, then proper support must be provided for those affected, after the company announced today that... Read more

Daniel Zeichner, Labour MP for Cambridge calls for the government to take proper responsibility over taxi licensing laws, after the news broke that Transport for London has refused to relicense Uber in London after their current license expires next week. 

However, Daniel warns that just because Uber will no longer be licensed in London, it doesn't mean that they will be unable to continue working there. Due to complicated and outdated laws, Local Authorities can only enforce against drivers that they license. If Uber drivers were to obtain licenses from near-by authorities and decided to carry on working in London, it would be hard for TFL to stop them. Many taxi and private hire unions and taxis are currently lobbying against this practice, known as 'cross-border working.'

Daniel, who is a member of the Transport Select Committee says, "the government has known for a long time that it needs to sort out taxi and private hire licensing, but has just dug its heels in and refused to act or make these tough decisions.

It's time for them to act, to protect authorities like TfL who are responsible for the safety of those using transport, but who don't have the power to actually kick out bad working practices. At the moment, they are risking TfL being exposed to 30,000 or 40,000 drivers licensed elsewhere but working in London.

I hope that my Private Members' Bill, entitled the Licensing of Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill, will go some way to improving the industry's safety standards, but it's clear that the government really needs to act and provide a joined-up, coherent re-vamp of the rules. Some of the current laws date back to the Victorian times! I hope the government will support my Bill in February, but i also hope that this kind of brave move by TfL will push them into taking some sensible action. 

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Daniel's response to Uber losing its London license

Daniel Zeichner, Labour MP for Cambridge calls for the government to take proper responsibility over taxi licensing laws, after the news broke that Transport for London has refused to relicense...

Daniel Zeichner, Labour MP for Cambridge told Parliament that he would vote against the EU Withdrawal Bill as "it is increasingly said in parts of the country that we should not withdraw from the European Union at all, because it is not in our national interest to do so." 

"We should not withdraw from the EU as it is not in our national interest to do so"

Daniel Zeichner, Labour MP for Cambridge told Parliament that he would vote against the EU Withdrawal Bill as "it is increasingly said in parts of the country that we should... Read more

Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on Monday, calling on the government to strengthen protection for buyers of new homes.
 

Cambridge MP demands a demands a “rebalance of power” between builders and buyers of new homes

Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on Monday, calling on the government to strengthen protection for buyers of new homes.   Read more

Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, has today warned that underfunding by the government of its election pledge for free childcare is putting Cambridge nurseries at risk, and may leave some parents paying more.

Cambridge MP warns of local nursery closures as Government implements 30 hour free childcare rollout

Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, has today warned that underfunding by the government of its election pledge for free childcare is putting Cambridge nurseries at risk, and may... Read more

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