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Cambridge Labour Parliamentary candidate Daniel Zeichner was on Radio Cambridgeshire again last week, this time talking about the rising numbers of people waiting more than four hours in accident and emergency at Addenbrookes.

Local NHS problems continue

Cambridge Labour Parliamentary candidate Daniel Zeichner was on Radio Cambridgeshire again last week, this time talking about the rising numbers of people waiting more than four hours in accident and... Read more

The failure of the Liberal Democrats in Parliament this week to support a decarbonisation target for the UK electricity industry leaves their green credentials in tatters, says Cambridge Labour Parliamentary candidate Daniel Zeichner.

Lib Dem Green credentials in tatters

The failure of the Liberal Democrats in Parliament this week to support a decarbonisation target for the UK electricity industry leaves their green credentials in tatters, says Cambridge Labour Parliamentary... Read more

The future of thousands of health workers in Cambridgeshire and the services they provide , including local hospitals like Brookfields in Cambridge, could be run by private contractor SERCO next year according to reports in Health Service Journal today.

Private company bids for Cambridgeshire Health Services

The future of thousands of health workers in Cambridgeshire and the services they provide , including local hospitals like Brookfields in Cambridge, could be run by private contractor SERCO next... Read more

Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner is backing the National Walk to Work Week starting next Monday – and will be monitoring his progress with a Living Streets pedometer. Mr Zeichner says that the often sterile debate in Cambridge about cyclists versus motorists means that the needs of pedestrians are too often overlooked:

“I drive, I take the bus, I ride a bike and I use the train – but most of all, I walk. My grandfather was a race-walker who used to walk from Shepreth to North London to visit his parents at weekends! There are powerful voices in Cambridge for cyclists and for motorists, but it is time for the voice of the overwhelming majority who are pedestrians to be heard. Cambridge isn’t  particularly pedestrian-friendly – there is too little seating in public spaces, and some is in poor repair. It is often unclear who is entitled to go where and when in some of the colleges. I hope people will respond positively to National Walk to Work Week as we build pressure to make Cambridge a better place for pedestrians.”

Standing up for Pedestrians in Cambridge

Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner is backing the National Walk to Work Week starting next Monday – and will be monitoring his progress with a Living Streets pedometer. Mr... Read more

First it was the Shadow Foreign Secretary, then the Leader, now the Shadow Chancellor – three of Labour’s top politicians have been in Cambridge in the last fortnight to back Labour’s local election campaign. Ed Balls was in the city today, meeting shoppers and voters, and talking to people involved at the sharp end of job creation. In a 45 minute meeting hosted by Future Business, Ed heard from social enterprises, voluntary organisations and academics about the problems facing local business start-ups. He heard how small organisations struggle with bureaucracy and how others have moved from reliance on grant-funding to self-sufficiency through imaginative investment moves.

Ed Balls in Cambridge

First it was the Shadow Foreign Secretary, then the Leader, now the Shadow Chancellor – three of Labour’s top politicians have been in Cambridge in the last fortnight to back... Read more

Over 4000 people will have to pay for a new id-card to walk through King’s College in Cambridge, as the college makes local residents pay for access in a new scheme being implemented this month.

King's to charge residents for id-card for access

Over 4000 people will have to pay for a new id-card to walk through King’s College in Cambridge, as the college makes local residents pay for access in a new... Read more

The future of thousands of health workers in Cambridgeshire and the services they provide will be affected by a crucial vote in the House of Lords today, says Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner.

Future of Cambridgeshire Community Health tied to Lords vote

The future of thousands of health workers in Cambridgeshire and the services they provide will be affected by a crucial vote in the House of Lords today, says Cambridge Labour... Read more

Ed Miliband was in Cambridge today (April 15th) - and wowed a large crowd of many hundreds with a powerful speech before responding enthusiastically to a barrage of questions. He had arrived half an hour earlier, starting by walking through Petty Cury and along Sidney Street, talking to surprised passers-by who found themselves quickly surrounded by cameras. Guardian pundit Jackie Ashley, fresh from interviewing Douglas Alexander at Cambridge Wordfest yesterday, found that an expected day off suddenly became business as usual as her shopping expedition was interrupted by the Labour leader.

Ed Miliband wows Cambridge crowds

Ed Miliband was in Cambridge today (April 15th) - and wowed a large crowd of many hundreds with a powerful speech before responding enthusiastically to a barrage of questions. He... Read more

The Cambridge News recently reported leading local entrepreneur David Cleevely’s lament  that in Cambridge, our politics “are pedestrian and sub-scale.” He continues: “we need to have enough local political ambition to match the world-beating technology here, the ability to promote Cambridge on the world stage in a way that is appropriate for a world-class centre, and we don’t do that.”   All of us, but  particularly those responsible for political leadership in Cambridge, should wake up to his challenge.

Can Cambridge politicians rise to the challenge?

The Cambridge News recently reported leading local entrepreneur David Cleevely’s lament  that in Cambridge, our politics “are pedestrian and sub-scale.” He continues: “we need to have enough local political ambition... Read more

The future of health services across Cambridgeshire will be decided at a series of key meetings in the next few months, when new Government rules could force privatisation on to the agenda.

Key dates announced for future of Cambridgeshire Health Services

The future of health services across Cambridgeshire will be decided at a series of key meetings in the next few months, when new Government rules could force privatisation on to... Read more

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