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MPs yesterday debated the growing use of foodbanks in Britain, but like key Government ministers, Cambridge Lib Dem MP Julian Huppert was absent. Labour MPs were demanding to know why the Government’s own research into the dramatic rise in use of foodbanks still hasn’t been published, despite being available to them since June. 

Coalition in hiding as more people turn to Cambridge Foodbank

MPs yesterday debated the growing use of foodbanks in Britain, but like key Government ministers, Cambridge Lib Dem MP Julian Huppert was absent. Labour MPs were demanding to know why... Read more

Hundreds of convicted criminals in the Cambridgeshire area, many of them guilty of serious crimes including robbery, sex attacks and burglaries, could soon be supervised by G4S and Serco, as the Tory Government privatises the Probation Service – with support from Liberal Democrats, including Cambridge MP Julian Huppert.

Supervision of Hundreds of Local Offenders to be handed over to private companies

Hundreds of convicted criminals in the Cambridgeshire area, many of them guilty of serious crimes including robbery, sex attacks and burglaries, could soon be supervised by G4S and Serco, as... Read more

digskils.jpgIn the week that Labour launched a campaign to boost Digital Skills, Cambridge Labour Candidate Daniel Zeichner visited Cambridge Regional College and St John’s Innovation Centre.

Time for Digital Skills

In the week that Labour launched a campaign to boost Digital Skills, Cambridge Labour Candidate Daniel Zeichner visited Cambridge Regional College and St John’s Innovation Centre. Read more

Cambridge's voice once again went unheard last night as the City's Lib Dem MP failed to vote on a Labour proposal in the House of Commons to axe the Coalition Government's deeply unpopular Bedroom Tax. Speaking at a rally at Arbury Community Centre last Friday, Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner warned campaigners that the city MP had failed to support Labour attempts in the past to soften the blow on at least 600 Cambridge households.

Huppert dodges Bedroom Tax Vote

Cambridge's voice once again went unheard last night as the City's Lib Dem MP failed to vote on a Labour proposal in the House of Commons to axe the Coalition... Read more

Speaking on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Paul Stainton's Breakfast Show, Daniel Zeichner has called for more Government action to help those losing their jobs at Marshall Aerospace in Cambridge.

Action needed to help people made redundant at Marshall

Speaking on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Paul Stainton's Breakfast Show, Daniel Zeichner has called for more Government action to help those losing their jobs at Marshall Aerospace in Cambridge. Read more

Labour’s Shadow Business secretary Chuka Umunna MP was in Cambridge yesterday meeting business people and promoting Small Business Saturday on December 7. The UK is celebrating its first Small Business Saturday  this year, and Mr Umunna  says it is a great chance for small businesses to promote themselves and generate trade. In the US, where it is an established commercial holiday, it generated $5.5 billion in sales in 2012. He visited independent retailers in King Street with Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner where they heard about the challenges facing small shops, and the work being done through the Business Improvement District to promote local shopping facilities.

Chuka Umunna MP in Cambridge

Labour’s Shadow Business secretary Chuka Umunna MP was in Cambridge yesterday meeting business people and promoting Small Business Saturday on December 7. The UK is celebrating its first Small Business... Read more

Ed Miliband’s offer to help employers to meet the cost of paying the living wage is the chance for Cambridge employers to make Cambridge a Living Wage City, says Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner. Mr Zeichner will attend the speech tomorrow when the Labour Leader marks Living Wage week by offering a tax-break to employers who become accredited Living Wage employers.

Chance for Cambridge employers to step up on Living Wage

Ed Miliband’s offer to help employers to meet the cost of paying the living wage is the chance for Cambridge employers to make Cambridge a Living Wage City, says Cambridge... Read more

Hundreds turned out for the lunchtime rally outside the Senate House in support of UCU, UNITE and UNISON strike action in higher education today. In my speech I linked their cause to the wider call to make Cambridge a Living Wage City. earlier, I had told The Cambridge Student why I was supporting the action.

Cambridge Higher Education Strike

Hundreds turned out for the lunchtime rally outside the Senate House in support of UCU, UNITE and UNISON strike action in higher education today. In my speech I linked their... Read more

Keynes Hall at King’s was packed yesterday for a Living Wage rally organised jointly by Cambridge Universities Labour Club and CUSU Women’s Campaign. Over 120 people heard Heather Wakefield from UNISON, Tom Chigbo from Citizens UK, Kayte Lawton from IPPR, Priya Kothari from Save the Children and Daniel Zeichner from Cambridge Labour discuss the Living Wage.

Packed rally for Cambridge Living Wage

Keynes Hall at King’s was packed yesterday for a Living Wage rally organised jointly by Cambridge Universities Labour Club and CUSU Women’s Campaign. Over 120 people heard Heather Wakefield from... Read more

Members of Labour’s Shadow Business team were in Cambridge last week, and left highly impressed by what they had seen. Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner welcomed shadow industry minister Iain Wright MP, and Lord Tony Young who leads for Labour on skills in the House of Lords as well as members of the LFIG executive for a full day of visits to key Cambridge employers. The group visited Marshall in the morning before being briefed on the high-tech cluster at the Hauser Forum and visited Owlestone Nanotechnology on the Science Park.

Labour Finance and Industry Group in Cambridge

Members of Labour’s Shadow Business team were in Cambridge last week, and left highly impressed by what they had seen. Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner welcomed shadow industry minister... Read more

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