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Daniel Zeichner MP called an adjournment debate highlighting the case of some Libyan recruits who committed a string of offences in Cambridge, and what the Ministry of Defence were doing to prevent such incidents. 

Daniel calls Adjournment debate on Libyan Recruits in Cambridge

Daniel Zeichner MP called an adjournment debate highlighting the case of some Libyan recruits who committed a string of offences in Cambridge, and what the Ministry of Defence were doing... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP has helped launch the Make Your Mark campaign outside Parliament.

Make Your Mark is an annual ballot of young people aged 11-18 years old living in the UK. The ballot will contain 10 policies voted for by Members of Youth Parliament including poverty, mental health, curriculum, climate change and votes at 16 and have reflected their election pledges in local elections across the UK.

The campaign will see Members and Volunteer Campaigners across the country, inviting young people in schools and youth clubs to take this opportunity to have their say to Government and society.

Polls open for historic UK ballot

Daniel Zeichner MP has helped launch the Make Your Mark campaign outside Parliament. Make Your Mark is an annual ballot of young people aged 11-18 years old living in the... Read more

Commenting on the resignation of the Addenbrooke's Chief Executive, Daniel Zeichner MP said:

"I am sorry that Dr Keith McNeil has stepped down. I found him to be an inspirational leader who was popular with staff.

Sadly he is the victim of the Government's failure to come up with the cash they promised for our NHS during the General Election.
 
Staff at Addenbrooke's work their socks off to get the best outcomes for patients but Cambridge's NHS faces serious financial challenges which have been made worse by poor Government decisions."

Resignation of Addenbrooke's Chief Executive - Cambridge MP speaks out

Commenting on the resignation of the Addenbrooke's Chief Executive, Daniel Zeichner MP said: "I am sorry that Dr Keith McNeil has stepped down. I found him to be an inspirational...

Daniel Zeichner MP has slammed Government cuts to the solar industry on a visit to Brandon CourtHe looked at the solar panels installed on the building with Stuart Elmes, from Viridian Solar which is part of the Solar Trade Association.

The Government has moved to slash support for solar panels with a consultation aimed at cutting the subsidies by almost 90 per cent. If implemented, such a step would remove virtually all incentive for home owners to install the panels which renewable energy experts warn could kill off a promising industry. In addition support for bigger rooftop and solar farm projects will also be reduced.

MP WARNS LIGHTS GOING OUT ON SOLAR REVOLUTION

Daniel Zeichner MP has slammed Government cuts to the solar industry on a visit to Brandon Court. He looked at the solar panels installed on the building with Stuart Elmes, from Viridian Solar which is part of the Solar Trade... Read more

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Daniel Zeichner MP asked his first question to the Prime Minister today.
 
Speaking in the packed Commons chamber the Cambridge MP quizzed the Prime Minister on Sixth Form College funding saying: “Our Sixth Form Colleges do a great job – but they are not protected by the education ring-fence. The average sixth former has lost almost 20% of their funding over the last five years. Some have lost as much as 30 per cent. What has the Prime Minister got against Sixth Form Colleges?”
 
While many parts of the education sector have faced funding reductions in recent years, Sixth Form Colleges have experienced deeper cuts to their budgets than any other group of institutions and Mr Zeichner says the Sixth Form Colleges Association have raised serious concerns with him.

CITY MP ASKS FIRST PMQ

Daniel Zeichner MP asked his first question to the Prime Minister today.   Speaking in the packed Commons chamber the Cambridge MP quizzed the Prime Minister on Sixth Form College... Read more

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This has been a summer of harrowing tales. The Syrian refugee crisis is one of the worst since the Second World War. As we hear of the tragedies of desperate people suffocating in lorries or drowning in the seas of Europe, which we once thought of as idyllic holiday destinations, our hearts break. 
 
In the last week I have received hundreds of emails from people devastated at what is happening, many offering their own homes to those who have been displaced. This Saturday I spoke at a rally in Cambridge surrounded by local people holding refugee welcome banners. 

Cambridge and Britain has a proud tradition of accepting genuine and desperate refugees. Now is the time to remember this and recapture that spirit to tackle today's crisis.

We have a great tradition of humanitarian support. So let us stand together and say proudly, Britain welcome refugees.

This has been a summer of harrowing tales. The Syrian refugee crisis is one of the worst since the Second World War. As we hear of the tragedies of desperate... Read more

Three Advanced Apprentices who have successfully completed their Level 3 apprenticeships at Carl Zeiss Microscopy Ltd, a global manufacturer of scanning electron microscopes, were presented with certificates by Daniel Zeichner MP today.

Having completed their training Jack Bysouth, Liam Johnson and Sean White now have roles in the Production department: Jack as a Sigma Final Test Engineer, Liam as a Mechanical Technician – Stage and Sean as a Plinth Build Technician.

The apprenticeship is a four-year scheme consisting of day-release at college or university and a programme of placements within the company giving each apprentice a unique level of experience across all departments.

MP backs Cambridge engineers of the future

Three Advanced Apprentices who have successfully completed their Level 3 apprenticeships at Carl Zeiss Microscopy Ltd, a global manufacturer of scanning electron microscopes, were presented with certificates by Daniel Zeichner MP today.... Read more

COEj_K8WwAEV2j7.jpgThe last few weeks have seen increasingly harrowing stories of refugees fleeing their homeland and crossing Europe in fear.  Children have drowned, families have been stranded with nowhere to go, people have suffocated to death in traffickers’ lorries.  Every one of these journeys has been traumatic and Greece, Italy and Hungary are now struggling to cope with the thousands of desperate refugees.  Our heart goes out to them all.

In the face of this humanitarian crisis, much of the international community has responded by opening their doors and agreeing to offer sanctuary to more refugees, and many sporting, religious and cultural organisations have expressed their support for their government’s offer to take more refugees. 

We believe that the goodwill of the British public and our country’s great tradition of humanitarian support means that many people in the UK would want to offer the same welcome to refugees after the unimaginable hardship they have suffered. 

That’s why I'm urging Cambridge people and groups to show their support this weekend and over the coming weeks by displaying banners and signs with the simple words #refugeeswelcome. If you would like to download and print a sign please click here.

Please also take a selfie with a #refugeeswelcome sign and put it on Twitter and Facebook.

This Monday I will be tabling an Early Day Motion in Parliament which reads:

“That this house…

Is appalled at the humanitarian crisis unfolding on the doorstep of Europe and urges Her Majesty’s Government to honour and follow in the great traditions of the United Kingdom by accepting many more thousands of genuine and desperate refugees caused by the greatest displacement of people since world war two; notes that as part of the Vulnerable Person Relocation Scheme, Germany has pledged to resettle 30,000 refugees whilst the UK so far taken approximately just 200; further urges the Prime Minister and Home Secretary to rekindle the spirit of the Kinder-Transport and bring forward innovative ideas like a Voluntary National Homes Register for those citizens able and willing to accommodate the most vulnerable refugees; and finally commends the work of the many of thousands of people from all political persuasions across the country who share a desire to offer refuge and hope to those escaping great hardship, violence and terror from across the world”

Please ask your friends and family from outside Cambridge to urge their MP to sign the motion.

This is an issue that transcends party politics.  We hope you will feel able to support this idea so that we can show the British public and refugees themselves the strength of feeling in this country.

Thank you.

#RefugeesWelcome

The last few weeks have seen increasingly harrowing stories of refugees fleeing their homeland and crossing Europe in fear.  Children have drowned, families have been stranded with nowhere to go,...

Daniel Zeichner MP said: "The government has shamelessly described this crisis as being about economic migration, when what we are witnessing is a humanitarian crisis with many thousands of displaced people needing sanctuary. It is always important to distinguish carefully between asylum and economic migration - they are very different issues.  At times of acute crisis, national leaders need to rise above short-term narrow interest - sadly, our prime minister is failing this crucial test. As Yvette Cooper has rightly said, it should not be beyond each council in the country to take 10 refugee families from Syria, and I am sure that the people of Cambridge would want our Government to respond positively."

Time to Respond positively to refugee crisis

Daniel Zeichner MP said: "The government has shamelessly described this crisis as being about economic migration, when what we are witnessing is a humanitarian crisis with many thousands of displaced...

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Daniel Zeichner MP met Abellio bosses at Cambridge station to check on promised progress for passengers.
 
The MP saw the new temporary ticket office in action, press for better signage for drivers dropping off and picking up passengers while the short-term car park is out of action and meet new staff drafted in to help tackle queues.
 

Cambridge MP asks - can temporary train station ticket office cope with rush hour demand

Daniel Zeichner MP met Abellio bosses at Cambridge station to check on promised progress for passengers.   The MP saw the new temporary ticket office in action, press for better signage for drivers... Read more

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