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Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge and Shadow Transport Minister Daniel Zeichner has today attacked the Conservatives for omitting Crossrail 2 from their manifesto, a decision that he says will damage Cambridge. 

 

He told an audience at the Cambridge Assessment hustings event that cross-party work to lower journey times to and from Liverpool Street to a reliable 60 minutes depend upon Crossrail 2. As co-chair of the London-Stansted-Cambridge Consortium, Mr Zeichner has worked with MPs across the region and Transport for London to make the case for four-tracking key parts of the Cambridge-London line.

 

Following the event he said: ”Crossrail 2 is vital to securing future success for Cambridge. Modern trains need modern track - instead we are living off a Victorian inheritance which cannot provide the smooth, fast and reliable services that passengers are entitled to expect. 

 

“I hope that the omission is an error rather than a decision - but as with so many other parts of the Conservative manifesto, voters are entitled to know.”

 

This comes as research shows that passengers would be £1,014 better off under a Labour government. This is the amount commuters would save on their season tickets under plans to bring the railways into public ownership announced in Labour’s election manifesto.

 

Since 2010, regulated rail fares have risen by 27.1%, increasing the average cost of a season ticket by £594. The 2015 Conservative manifesto included a commitment to keeping rail fares frozen in real terms. However, regulated fares were capped at the Retail Price Index (RPI), which consistently over-estimates inflation, rather than the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

 

Mr Zeichner added: “Labour will cap regulated fair rises at the Consumer Price Index (CPI),using the money saved through bringing rail franchises back into public ownership. 

 

"Another five years of Tory rule will see rail fares spiral out of control. Britain deserves better.”

Labour candidate slams Tories over Crossrail 2 as Labour announce plans to make commuters better off

Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge and Shadow Transport Minister Daniel Zeichner has today attacked the Conservatives for omitting Crossrail 2 from their manifesto, a decision that he says will damage...

Labour is the Party most trusted with the NHS according to a new survey.

48% of respondents said they trusted Labour most with the NHS, compared to just 33.3% trusting the Conservatives, while 11% the Lib Dems and 7.5% the Greens.

Labour's Daniel Zeichner said: "Labour will invest an extra £30 billion in the NHs including ring fenced cash for mental health services. We will re-build an NHS with time to care."

The survey was carried out in partnership with Google Surveys and completed by 8,331 people.

You can trust Labour on the NHS

Labour is the Party most trusted with the NHS according to a new survey. 48% of respondents said they trusted Labour most with the NHS, compared to just 33.3% trusting...

Following the news from Manchester Daniel Zeichner said:

"I know the thoughts of everyone in Cambridge are with the families who have tragically lost loved ones.

Cambridge vigil for victims of Manchester attack

Following the news from Manchester Daniel Zeichner said: "I know the thoughts of everyone in Cambridge are with the families who have tragically lost loved ones. Read more

David Lammy, who has been MP for Tottenham since 2000 and Cambridge's Daniel Zeichner hopped aboard one of the first commuter trains to London leaving Cambridge North on Monday 22 May, at 10.51am.

David Lammy and Daniel Zeichner co-chair the London Stansted Cambridge Consortium Parliamentary Group, which has consistently called for rail improvements between Cambridge and London for many years.

Full steam ahead at Cambridge North as David Lammy climbs aboard.

David Lammy, who has been MP for Tottenham since 2000 and Cambridge's Daniel Zeichner hopped aboard one of the first commuter trains to London leaving Cambridge North on Monday 22... Read more

Daniel Zeichner took an hour out from campaigning to volunteer with Cambridge FoodCycle, a community group which serves a delicious lunch at Wesley Methodist Church every Saturday. They also serve hot food every first and third Wednesday evening of the month and Barnwell Baptist Church and on the last Thursday of the month at the Arbury Road Baptist Church.
 
The initiative is backed by the Jo Cox Foundation, which has asked all Parliamentary candidates to take an hour out of their busy campaign schedule to visit a community project that works to bring people together in their area. This is part of The Great Get Together, a project that has been inspired by Jo’s life.

Daniel Zeichner takes time out from campaign to join local community project

Daniel Zeichner took an hour out from campaigning to volunteer with Cambridge FoodCycle, a community group which serves a delicious lunch at Wesley Methodist Church every Saturday. They also serve... Read more

Cambridge Labour candidate Daniel Zeichner today slammed the Conservative Party General Election manifesto saying that once again it shows that the Tories are not on the side of the people of Cambridge.

Daniel Zeichner said: “The Tories just don’t get in. In an age when people feel uncertain, prices are going up, their children’s schools are underfunded, our public services are creaking at the seams, they put forward a manifesto that addresses none of these issues. Unlike Labour they have nothing to say about the future of EU nationals, and their obsession with including students in an unachievable net migration target will continue to damage our universities.

Labour candidate slams Tory manifesto

Cambridge Labour candidate Daniel Zeichner today slammed the Conservative Party General Election manifesto saying that once again it shows that the Tories are not on the side of the people... Read more

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Veteran anti-apartheid campaigner Peter Hain has joined Daniel Zeichner and local activists as they prepare for the upcoming General Election.

Daniel Zeichner said: “It’s great to be joined by Lord Hain, a good friend and a Labour Big Beast. Since my election in 2015 we have worked closely especially on Brexit and it will be a pleasure to show him around Cambridge as we campaign for a Labour majority.

Lord Peter Hain campaigns to re-elect Daniel Zeichner

Veteran anti-apartheid campaigner Peter Hain has joined Daniel Zeichner and local activists as they prepare for the upcoming General Election. Daniel Zeichner said: “It’s great to be joined by Lord... Read more

Following the publication of Labour’s manifesto today, Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge Daniel Zeichner said:

“This is a manifesto that shows Labour shares your values.

A Manifesto for the Many

Following the publication of Labour’s manifesto today, Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge Daniel Zeichner said: “This is a manifesto that shows Labour shares your values. Read more

Daniel Zeichner visited Addenbrooke’s hospital on Friday afternoon to meet with the Hepatitis C Trust, specialist nurses, doctors and consultants, and survivors of the disease.

The hospital staff described revolutionary new drugs which cure 95% of patients who do not have liver disease. This is a huge breakthrough in the field, and is a life-changing treatment. Daniel heard from a patient who had been prescribed the new course of drugs, and has now been clear from Hepatitis C for 24 weeks. She told him this ‘miracle cure has changed the way she approached life and that a healthy lifestyle feels worth it - which confirms the importance of these medical innovations, not just on physical health but on mental health too.

"Power of new medicines to transform lives" says Cambridge Labour candidate

Daniel Zeichner visited Addenbrooke’s hospital on Friday afternoon to meet with the Hepatitis C Trust, specialist nurses, doctors and consultants, and survivors of the disease. The hospital staff described revolutionary... Read more

Daniel Zeichner, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge, has today called on the Deputy Policy Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Andy Coles to resign, following allegations that while as an undercover police officer in the 1990s he misled a 19-year-old political activist into forming a sexual relationship.

Mr Zeichner said: “Andy Coles has brought his role as Deputy Police Commissioner into disrepute. When he was undercover he took advantage of a teenager by concealing his true identity, which caused the victim real distress.

Labour candidate calls on Deputy Police Commissioner to resign

Daniel Zeichner, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge, has today called on the Deputy Policy Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Andy Coles to resign, following allegations that while as an undercover... Read more

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