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Daniel Zeichner MP will join a scrum of volunteers this weekend as Cambridge Rugby Club former players, senior, youth and mini members, all take part in the NatWest rugby force weekend.

The volunteers will swap their jerseys for rubber gloves to help spruce up the ground ahead of the new season.

 

MP joins volunteers at Cambridge Rugby Force Weekend

Daniel Zeichner MP will join a scrum of volunteers this weekend as Cambridge Rugby Club former players, senior, youth and mini members, all take part in the NatWest rugby force... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP has met Cambridge cabbies who say they are being ignored by the county council over their claims a hi-tech rank signal system does not work.

Back in 2013 a new system was installed so that taxis could wait on the "feeder" rank in Drummer Street and then a sign would alert them when a space became available on the main St Andrew’s Street rank.

The system is similar to that used to show drivers when there are free spaces in car parks.

However angry cabbies say the sign on Drummer Street has never worked properly often leaving scores of cabbies on Drummer Street while the St Andrew’s Street rank is empty. Taxi driver Rashel Mohammed, a member of the Cambridge Hackney Carriage Association says he and his colleagues are forced to phone each other up rather than rely on the “dodgy” sign which cost tax payers £30,000.

 

CONCERNED CAMBRIDGE CABBIES CRITICISE COUNTY COUNCIL

Daniel Zeichner MP has met Cambridge cabbies who say they are being ignored by the county council over their claims a hi-tech rank signal system does not work. Back in... Read more

ovarian_cancer.JPGDaniel Zeichner MP has signed up to a new campaign to end the ovarian cancer postcode lottery, launched by national charity Target Ovarian Cancer.  

Mr Zeichner pledged his support for the new campaign in parliament this week after Target Ovarian Cancer released a new report highlighting the regional differences between survival rates of ovarian cancer, awareness and participation in clinical trials.  

Mr Zeichner said: “I have been contacted by a number of constituents about this issue. e needs to be done to ensure that all women with ovarian cancer get the support and care that they need, regardless of where they live. I have pledged to make sure that is happening in Cambridge."

Local MP backs ovarian cancer charity

Daniel Zeichner MP has signed up to a new campaign to end the ovarian cancer postcode lottery, launched by national charity Target Ovarian Cancer.   Mr Zeichner pledged his support for... Read more

A huge number of constituents have contacted me recently regarding neonicotinoid pesticides and bees. I have writen to Liz Truss, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ask the Government not to permit an emergency authorisation for the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. You can see a copy of my letter here

*Update*

I have now received a response from George Eustice, which you can see here, in reply to my original letter to DEFRA.

Neonicotinoid pesticides and bees

A huge number of constituents have contacted me recently regarding neonicotinoid pesticides and bees. I have writen to Liz Truss, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to... Read more

Amnesty.jpgCambridge MP Daniel Zeichner will join hundreds of Cambridge fundraisers as they put on their trainers and walking boots for a summer's evening walk or run along the river Cam (this Friday 26th June at 7pm, starting from near Cutter Ferry Bridge on Midsummer Common).

MP steps out with Cambridge fundraisers to support torture victims

Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner will join hundreds of Cambridge fundraisers as they put on their trainers and walking boots for a summer's evening walk or run along the river Cam... Read more

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

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