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Cambridge United have had a great season so far, but face crunch games in the next few days in their quest for promotion. Off the pitch their Director of Football Jez George is embarking on a marathon walk - an incredible 676 miles, 26 marathons in 26 days - visiting every premiership ground to raise awareness of the issues facing youth sport, and fundraising for Cambridge United’s Youth Trust.

Cambridge United: Supporting them on and off the pitch

Cambridge United have had a great season so far, but face crunch games in the next few days in their quest for promotion. Off the pitch their Director of Football... Read more

Daniel_Zeichner_head.jpgCambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner debated economic issues with Conservative former leader of the County Council Nick Clarke last week at Cambridge University’s Marshall Society. The Marshall Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious societies in Cambridge. It was established in 1927, named after Sir Alfred Marshall, and members have included John Maynard Keynes, Nicholas Kaldor and Joan Robinson.

 

Parties clash on the economy

Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner debated economic issues with Conservative former leader of the County Council Nick Clarke last week at Cambridge University’s Marshall Society. The Marshall Society is... Read more

Ed_Miliband_Daniel_Zeichner.jpgEd Miliband was in Cambridge last Thursday because official figures show that we have the highest proportion of private rented accommodation in the region – 26% -even higher than London. Earlier in the day Ed had launched Labour’s local and European election campaign and unveiled plans for sweeping reforms of the private rented housing sector which will help millions of households caught in the cost-of-living crisis.

Ed Miliband in Cambridge to launch election campaign with rents pledge

Ed Miliband was in Cambridge last Thursday because official figures show that we have the highest proportion of private rented accommodation in the region – 26% -even higher than London.... Read more

George Osborne was in Cambridge last week trumpeting investment in a new polar research ship. Speaking on BBC Look East, Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner welcomed any additional funding, but pointed out that whereas investment in science doubled during the period of Labour Government, it has been frozen by the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, resulting in a real-terms cut of around 15%:

This is no way to run science funding

George Osborne was in Cambridge last week trumpeting investment in a new polar research ship. Speaking on BBC Look East, Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner welcomed any additional funding,... Read more

The occupation of a building in Tension Road in Cambridge by service users worried about the future of Cambridge Complex Cases service has won national attention – and they were visited by Labour’s Shadow Health Minister Luciana Berger MP on Monday morning. She also met senior members of the Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

Shadow Health Minister visits Lifeworks occupation

The occupation of a building in Tension Road in Cambridge by service users worried about the future of Cambridge Complex Cases service has won national attention – and they were... Read more

Cambridgeshire Clinical Commissioning Group's series of public consultation events came to Cambridge last night - but left more questions than answers according to Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner. Following a presentation at the Meadows Community Centre in King's Hedges, CCG representatives faced a barrage of questions from local trade unionists and residents over the groups bidding for the eight hundred million pound contract - with many expressing disappointment that there were no representatives from the groups present, and no detail on their plans.

Few answers from Health Chiefs over future of Cambridgeshire Services for Older People

Cambridgeshire Clinical Commissioning Group's series of public consultation events came to Cambridge last night - but left more questions than answers according to Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner. Following... Read more

Cambridge Foodbank has just released its most recent statistics showing 4684 people fed by the foodbank in the last financial year - a big rise on last year. This includes 1650 children, which readers will find particularly alarming. Overwhelmingly the major reasons were delays in receiving benefits, low overall income and changes to the benefit system.

Cambridge Foodbank – the facts

Cambridge Foodbank has just released its most recent statistics showing 4684 people fed by the foodbank in the last financial year - a big rise on last year. This includes... Read more

Cambridge University and Anglia Ruskin will benefit from Labour’s sensible approach to immigration unveiled by Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper today, says Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner. Of particular significance to Cambridge will be Labour’s promise to take international fee-paying students out of net migration targets. This has been a constant source of complaint from universities who have seen a sharp fall-off as students, particularly from India and Pakistan, have turned to other more welcoming countries.

Sensible approach to immigration will be boost for Cambridge Universities

Cambridge University and Anglia Ruskin will benefit from Labour’s sensible approach to immigration unveiled by Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper today, says Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner. Of particular... Read more

Labour leader Ed Miliband’s announcement today that he would devolve spending powers to English cities is the real deal for Cambridge says Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner. In a speech in Birmingham today, he will set out the interim conclusions of Andrew Adonis’s Growth Review recommending the end of a century of centralisation by at least doubling the level of devolved funding - handing control of the equivalent of more than £20 billion to City and County Regions over the course of a Parliament.

Ed Miliband’s offer is the real deal for Cambridge

Labour leader Ed Miliband’s announcement today that he would devolve spending powers to English cities is the real deal for Cambridge says Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner. In a... Read more

The university funding crisis revealed by Labour’s Liam Byrne in a series of Parliamentary questions is a real threat to future prosperity in Cambridge warns the city’s Labour Parliamentary candidate, Daniel Zeichner.

University funding system in crisis

The university funding crisis revealed by Labour’s Liam Byrne in a series of Parliamentary questions is a real threat to future prosperity in Cambridge warns the city’s Labour Parliamentary candidate,... Read more

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