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Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner has called on the Government to address the “chronic long-term underfunding” from which Cambridgeshire schools have long suffered in an education debate in the House of Commons last night (22 June).

The Government is currently considering the national funding formula for schools and the MP called for a long-term change that will correct once and for all the imbalance in Cambridgeshire’s school funding.

Despite a top-up last year, Cambridgeshire still languishes in the bottom 20 worst funded areas, receiving just £4261 per pupil compared to schools in the best funded areas which are given on average £6,297 per-pupil.

DANIEL ZEICHNER MP PUTS CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL FUNDING UNDER SPOTLIGHT IN EDUCATION DEBATE

Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner has called on the Government to address the “chronic long-term underfunding” from which Cambridgeshire schools have long suffered in an education debate in the House of... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP quizzes Iain Duncan Smith on Housing Benefit payments. 

Daniel quizzes Iain Duncan Smith over Housing Benefit

Daniel Zeichner MP quizzes Iain Duncan Smith on Housing Benefit payments.  Read more

We need your help to find Cambridge’s best South Asian Restaurant to go forward to the parliamentary curry cook-off of the year.
Running for the tenth year, the Tiffin Cup is an exclusive award to find Britain's best South Asian eatery organised by the cross-party curry loving Tiffin Club of MPs. The award aims to not just applaud the quality of South Asian food in Britain but also to raise financial aid for charity. This year's competition will donate its proceeds to charity ‘World Vision'.
Daniel Zeichner MP said: “The competition is hotting up to find Cambridge’s best South Asian restaurant, so why not poppadom down to your favourite haunt or tikka chance on a different venue, and then nominate your favourite.”
Cambridge’s nomination must be in by 15 July. The Grand Final of this year's Tiffin Cup will be held on 27 October in the House of Commons.
Make your nomination at www.danielzeichner.co.uk/curry

HELP FIND CAMBRIDGE’S FAVOURITE SOUTH ASIAN RESTUARANT

We need your help to find Cambridge’s best South Asian Restaurant to go forward to the parliamentary curry cook-off of the year. Running for the tenth year, the Tiffin Cup...

Daniel Zeichner MP has called for better mental health services in the East of England at an event organised by the mental health charity Mind this week. Daniel met with local campaigners and representatives to hear the experiences of people living with mental health problems in Cambridge and the East of England. 

Daniel Zeichner said: “In Cambridgeshire, we have some of the lowest funds in mental health across the country, despite facing big pressures especially given that mental health problems are on the rise at our top universities.

We must change the status of mental health, not just in our National Health Service, but just as importantly, in our wider society. Good mental health doesn't start in hospital or the treatment room; it starts in our workplaces, our schools and our communities.”

 

Daniel Zeichner MP lends support to mental health

Daniel Zeichner MP has called for better mental health services in the East of England at an event organised by the mental health charity Mind this week. Daniel met with... Read more

A ‘skills crisis’ is damaging future prosperity in Cambridge – with employers having to turn to foreign workers to plug the skills gap, says MP Daniel Zeichner.

Speaking in the Commons, Cambridge MP Mr Zeichner said the local enterprise partnership recently conducted a survey which reported that 91% of employers had problems finding workers with the right skills, while the Federation of Small Businesses agreed skills shortages were the biggest issue its members face. He highlighted cuts in funding and pressures on staff at Cambridge Regional College, while praising the excellent work being done, but warned that heroic efforts by staff would be undermined by continuing cuts.

The MP highlighted the successes of Marshall Aerospace in encouraging more young people to go into engineering and praised local sixth-form colleges —but warned that colleges had ever-diminishing resources, threatening future success.


MP HIGHLIGHTS CAMBRIDGE SKILLS CRISIS

A ‘skills crisis’ is damaging future prosperity in Cambridge – with employers having to turn to foreign workers to plug the skills gap, says MP Daniel Zeichner. Speaking in the... Read more

MENCAP.jpgDaniel Zeichner has attended a Royal Mencap Society event in the House of Commons to celebrate Learning Disability Week.

At the event Daniel Zeichner spoke to people with a learning disability, carers and family members to talk about their personal experiences, the challenges they face and the changes they want to see in society. There were speeches from people with a learning disability and their families as well as Mencap President Brian Rix.

Local MP Daniel Zeichner meets people with a learning disability at the House of Commons to listen to their concerns for the next five years

Daniel Zeichner has attended a Royal Mencap Society event in the House of Commons to celebrate Learning Disability Week. At the event Daniel Zeichner spoke to people with a learning... Read more

Cambridge residents from Cambridge Carbon Footprint, Friends of the Earth, local churches, the Citizens Climate lobby, RSPB, and CAFOD descended on Westminster today for a day of action on climate change.

MP Daniel Zeichner met the Cambridge campaigners and strongly back their calls for action.

2015 is a crucial year in the fight against climate change, with world leaders meeting in Paris in December to agree a legally-binding and universal agreement on climate.

CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS SPEAK UP FOR THE CLIMATE

Cambridge residents from Cambridge Carbon Footprint, Friends of the Earth, local churches, the Citizens Climate lobby, RSPB, and CAFOD descended on Westminster today for a day of action on climate... Read more

Labour MP Daniel Zeichner has thrown his support behind Yvette Cooper to be the next leader of the Labour Party.

Labour MPs nominate their preferred candidate and then those with 35 nominations or more, are voted on by party members and supporters.

Zeichner backs Yvette Cooper for Labour leadership

Labour MP Daniel Zeichner has thrown his support behind Yvette Cooper to be the next leader of the Labour Party. Labour MPs nominate their preferred candidate and then those with... Read more

Carers_Week.jpgDaniel Zeichner MP today pledged his support to carers across Cambridge as part of the national Carers Week 2015 awareness campaign, which runs from 8-14th June.

There are 6.5 million people in the UK who care for a partner, relative or friend, of which 8,870 carers are in Cambridge

Without the right help and support, caring can have a devastating impact – carers can quickly become isolated, with their physical and emotional health, work and finances all hit hard.

The six charities driving Carers Week 2015 are calling on individuals, organisations and services throughout the country to take action to improve the lives of carers by building ‘carer-friendly communities’ that consider and support their needs.

The call comes after research for Carers Week revealed that the variation in the support and recognition carers experience from services across the country is putting the health of many carers, and their ability to support the people they care for, at risk.

 

Carers Week 2015: Local MP Daniel Zeichner pledges support to Cambridge carers

Daniel Zeichner MP today pledged his support to carers across Cambridge as part of the national Carers Week 2015 awareness campaign, which runs from 8-14th June. There are 6.5 million people... Read more

parliamentary_bike_ride.jpgA Government scheme announced in March to improve cycling infrastructure in Cambridge will see its spending cut by 20 per cent, the Chancellor has announced.

OUTRAGE AS GOVERNMENT AXE FALLS ON CYCLING FUNDING

A Government scheme announced in March to improve cycling infrastructure in Cambridge will see its spending cut by 20 per cent, the Chancellor has announced. Read more

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