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Ed Miliband was due to launch our local election campaign in Cambridge today (April 8th) - but it was cancelled on the news of Lady Thatcher's death.

Death of Lady Thatcher

Ed Miliband was due to launch our local election campaign in Cambridge today (April 8th) - but it was cancelled on the news of Lady Thatcher's death. Read more

Shadow DEFRA Secretary of State Mary Creagh was in Cambridge to visit the world-leading Sainsbury Laboratory. She was shown the building and laboratory by the Director, Professor Ottoline Leyser, and also met Professor Chris Gilligan, Head of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Cambridge who is the  Chair of the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Expert Taskforce for a discussion on their work on ash dieback disease.

Mary Creagh MP at Sainsbury Laboratory

Shadow DEFRA Secretary of State Mary Creagh was in Cambridge to visit the world-leading Sainsbury Laboratory. She was shown the building and laboratory by the Director, Professor Ottoline Leyser, and... Read more

This was a budget that tells you all you need to know about the priorities of the coalition.  They push on with a huge giveaway for those who have most, and do absolutely nothing for those at the bottom. The big Liberal Democrat idea - the £10k tax threshold, helps the wealthy far more than poorer people. According to the Citizens Advice Bureau, low-paid workers get just £17 a year, while higher earners get hundreds of pounds.

Budget comment - Lib Dem taxbreak is a nice soundbite, but it doesn't work!

This was a budget that tells you all you need to know about the priorities of the coalition.  They push on with a huge giveaway for those who have most,... Read more

Protestors in Cambridge against the Coalition Government’s Bedroom tax will be addressed by Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner at an event in the city tomorrow. Mr Zeichner will attack the measure as “mean and vindictive”. He will point out that the key moment came early last year, when Labour tabled an amendment in the House of Lords saying that people should only be liable to the under-occupancy charge if there was suitable local alternative accommodation available.

Bedroom Tax protest

Protestors in Cambridge against the Coalition Government’s Bedroom tax will be addressed by Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner at an event in the city tomorrow. Mr Zeichner will attack... Read more

Cambridge MP Julian Huppert is seeking credit for voting against his Government’s Secret Courts Bill – yet back in May last year (see Cambridge News below) he was claiming that “all of the Liberal Democrat conditions have been agreed. I am delighted with this outcome, it is a victory for the Lib Dems” .

 

Happless Huppert votes against measures he backed last year

Cambridge MP Julian Huppert is seeking credit for voting against his Government’s Secret Courts Bill – yet back in May last year (see Cambridge News below) he was claiming that... Read more

The future of thousands of Cambridgeshire health workers and the vital services they provide lies with the new commissioning group that takes over in a few weeks time, according to their Chief Executive speaking at a Board meeting today.

Cambridgeshire Health Privatisation decision down to new Group

The future of thousands of Cambridgeshire health workers and the vital services they provide lies with the new commissioning group that takes over in a few weeks time, according to... Read more

Daniel Zeichner, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge, has said that the proposals from Cambridgeshire County County to transfer services for older people and occupational therapy back to the County Council are to be welcomed but has raised concerns about the future of other services delivered by Cambridgeshire Community Services across the County, including Brookfields Hospital in Cambridge. The County Cabinet is meeting on Tuesday 5 March to consider the proposals which would mean those services being brought back into the public sector and the direct control of the County Council.

Warning over the break-up of Cambridgeshire Community Services

Daniel Zeichner, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge, has said that the proposals from Cambridgeshire County County to transfer services for older people and occupational therapy back to the County Council... Read more

David Cameron was the big loser in Eastleigh, according to Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner speaking to Radio Cambridgeshire today. Pressed on the Andy Harper show, Mr Zeichner said that Eastleigh was not the kind of seat Labour needed to win to form the next Government, unlike Cambridge. He argued that Ed Miliband had faced a similar test a few months ago at the Corby by-election, where Labour took the seat from the Conservatives. Mr Zeichner contrasted Eastleigh where Liberal Democrats have continued to do well in local elections with Cambridge where they have been losing council seats and where Labour beat them 2 to 1 in the most recent elections.

Cameron fails Eastleigh test

David Cameron was the big loser in Eastleigh, according to Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner speaking to Radio Cambridgeshire today. Pressed on the Andy Harper show, Mr Zeichner said...

On Saturday my thoughts as we march against the EDL will be with the people who can’t march, the people who are advised not to step out in their own city. The advice from the police to the Muslim community is absolutely right – to stay away from the EDL, to avoid giving them the trouble they crave.  But that shows what is so wrong with the EDL and their fellow travellers. They now don’t stand for election because they know they have no support. Instead they turn up in peaceful, tolerant cities like ours  to make trouble and to try and instil fear. And to a limited extent, they succeed.  They have had far too much publicity from this stunt.  A handful of people – totally unrepresentative, causing huge cost and disruption.  And stopping members of our community going about their lawful business.

 

EDL in Cambridge

On Saturday my thoughts as we march against the EDL will be with the people who can’t march, the people who are advised not to step out in their own... Read more

Over a hundred people packed in to the Arbury Community Centre last Saturday to take part in Labour’s ‘Your Britain’ discussion. Three shadow ministers made opening contributions and then joined in detailed discussions in small groups, alongside policy experts with facilitators on hand to keep the discussions moving. East of England MEP Richard Howitt gave a powerful account of the current meat industry crisis, highlighting the foolishness of Tory Eurosceptics like Environment Secretary Owen Patterson – if Britain is sidelined from EU decision-making we have no influence over the EU-wide food-chain. Jack Dromey argued that a major house-building programme will be central to any economic recovery, while Huw Irranca-Davies made a powerful attack on the erosion of workers rights under the coalition. Catherine McKinnell led the workshops through the complexity of the international tax system.

 

Your Britain – in Cambridge!

Over a hundred people packed in to the Arbury Community Centre last Saturday to take part in Labour’s ‘Your Britain’ discussion. Three shadow ministers made opening contributions and then joined... Read more

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