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The announcement by Shadow Justice Minister Sadiq Khan that Labour will extend Freedom of Information rules to private companies that deliver public services has been hailed as a key step forward by Cambridge Labour’s Parliamentary spokesperson Daniel Zeichner.

Labour to extend Freedom of Information to Private Companies

The announcement by Shadow Justice Minister Sadiq Khan that Labour will extend Freedom of Information rules to private companies that deliver public services has been hailed as a key step... Read more

Cambridge Lib Dem MP Julian Huppert remains unrepentant about the Lib Dem broken promises. Challenged on Radio Cambridgeshire by Daniel Zeichner, he declined  to apologise for his pre-election promise of  rail fare rises of 1% below inflation. As Mr Zeichner explained, rail fares went up 6% in January and are set to rise by another 6% next January.

Still no apology from Huppert

Cambridge Lib Dem MP Julian Huppert remains unrepentant about the Lib Dem broken promises. Challenged on Radio Cambridgeshire by Daniel Zeichner, he declined  to apologise for his pre-election promise of ... Read more

The picture of Nick Clegg and Julian Huppert holding a placard saying ‘I pledge to vote against any increase in fees’ has become one of the defining images of the 2010 General Election campaign. This week, Nick Clegg has said he is sorry. This morning David Laws told the Today programme that the whole party had to take ownership of the move: “Every Liberal Democrat MP has a collective responsibility, this was a decision not just by Nick Clegg and Vince Cable but by all of us in the Liberal Democrat party.”

So is Julian Huppert sorry for misleading electors in Cambridge?

Clegg says sorry on fees - is Huppert?

The picture of Nick Clegg and Julian Huppert holding a placard saying ‘I pledge to vote against any increase in fees’ has become one of the defining images of the... Read more

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls was in Cambridge last week, stealing media headlines from Nick Clegg who was in the city on the same day. Cambridge Labour Parliamentary spokesperson Daniel Zeichner arranged for Ed to meet key business leaders and representatives of the hi-tech sector at the Hauser Forum in West Cambridge, from where Ed did a live television interview on Look East. 

Ed Balls MP in Cambridge to meet hi-tech business leaders

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls was in Cambridge last week, stealing media headlines from Nick Clegg who was in the city on the same day. Cambridge Labour Parliamentary spokesperson Daniel Zeichner... Read more

The announcement by Royal Mail that it plans to close the sorting office in Cambridge has been slammed as short-sighted by Cambridge Labour Parliamentary spokesperson Daniel Zeichner. If the plans go ahead, much of Cambridge’s incoming and outgoing letters and packets will depend on road connections via the A14 to Peterborough, at a time when road improvements remain years away. The changes will also add extra pressure on local roads around the Henley Road delivery office.

Cambridge Sorting Office Closure short-sighted

The announcement by Royal Mail that it plans to close the sorting office in Cambridge has been slammed as short-sighted by Cambridge Labour Parliamentary spokesperson Daniel Zeichner. If the plans... Read more

Star Radio’s campaign to encourage people to donate blood platelets is praised today by Cambridge Labour Parliamentary spokesperson Daniel Zeichner as he makes his first donation. As a regular previous blood donor, he cheerfully admits that he didn’t know what was special about blood platelets until alerted by the local radio station’s campaign:

I credit Star Radio says Labour man donating blood platelets

Star Radio’s campaign to encourage people to donate blood platelets is praised today by Cambridge Labour Parliamentary spokesperson Daniel Zeichner as he makes his first donation. As a regular previous... Read more

The long-running campaign to secure a Living Wage for workers in Cambridge took another step forward this week.

Campaign for a Living Wage in Cambridge

The long-running campaign to secure a Living Wage for workers in Cambridge took another step forward this week. Read more

The ongoing fiasco surrounding todays’s Government announcement on future support for renewable energy will be bad for Cambridge, warns Cambridge Labour Party spokesperson Daniel Zeichner. The Government has for weeks been locked in an internal battle over cuts to support for renewable energy which are needed to deliver future carbon targets and to stimulate a green-job based economic recovery.

Green subsidy fiasco bad for Cambridge

The ongoing fiasco surrounding todays’s Government announcement on future support for renewable energy will be bad for Cambridge, warns Cambridge Labour Party spokesperson Daniel Zeichner. The Government has for weeks... Read more

I am delighted and honoured to have been chosen to contest the next General Election in Cambridge for Labour.

Thank you

I am delighted and honoured to have been chosen to contest the next General Election in Cambridge for Labour. Read more

A few weeks ago, candidates were invited for interview by the Cambridge Labour Party short-listing panel and were asked to speak for five minutes on why they should be the next Labour MP for Cambridge. You can find excerpts from my speech below:

Why do I want to be the next Labour MP for Cambridge?

A few weeks ago, candidates were invited for interview by the Cambridge Labour Party short-listing panel and were asked to speak for five minutes on why they should be the... Read more

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