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Daniel Zeichner, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge and Shadow Transport Minister, is concerned about unresolved issues around taxis serving the new Cambridge North station.

Despite the fact that the first passengers will be arriving in Cambridge North on 21 May, a little over a week from now, the plans for the taxi rank and which taxis serve it remain unclear.

Cambridge North falls inside the South Cambridgeshire licensing authority, and therefore cannot be served by Hackney Carriages from Cambridge city. However, local taxi firms are concerned that there are not enough Hackneys in South Cambridgeshire to provide an adequate service to the new station.

Shadow Transport Minister expresses concern over Cambridge North taxi services

Daniel Zeichner, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Cambridge and Shadow Transport Minister, is concerned about unresolved issues around taxis serving the new Cambridge North station. Despite the fact that the first... Read more

Daniel Zeichner, Labour’s parliamentary candidate in Cambridge, has raised the issue of thousands missing from the electoral roll across the city, caused by recent changes to how people register to vote.

Before 2015, Cambridge colleges and ARU halls of residence registered students on arrival. However, after the introduction of individual registration, some have estimated that the decline in registered students in Cambridge is over 50% in just two years. Since the change, there has also been a significant decline in registered voters in poorer areas of the city.

Labour candidate raises the case of thousands missing from the electoral roll

Daniel Zeichner, Labour’s parliamentary candidate in Cambridge, has raised the issue of thousands missing from the electoral roll across the city, caused by recent changes to how people register to... Read more

Could do better - that's the verdict after the Lib Dem Education spokesperson got stuck on some rather basic questions today in a BBC Radio Cambridgeshire interview.

"I think she might need to do some revision", said Labour's candidate Daniel Zeichner today after hearing the interview.

Time To Send Lib Dem Education Chief Back To School

Could do better - that's the verdict after the Lib Dem Education spokesperson got stuck on some rather basic questions today in a BBC Radio Cambridgeshire interview. "I think she... Read more

Daniel Zeichner, the Labour candidate seeking re-election as MP for Cambridge, celebrates Europe Day today.

The day celebrates peace and unity, and commemorates the 1950 Schuman Declaration, on this day 67 years ago. The declaration led to the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community, the first European community, which later became the modern European Union.

Daniel Zeichner celebrates Europe Day in Cambridge

Daniel Zeichner, the Labour candidate seeking re-election as MP for Cambridge, celebrates Europe Day today. The day celebrates peace and unity, and commemorates the 1950 Schuman Declaration, on this day... Read more

Owen Jones CambridgeOwen Jones visited Cambridge last Friday, to speak to a hall packed with students with Daniel Zeichner and endorse his campaign for re-election as Cambridge’s MP, at an event organised by CULC. Jones also encouraged students to canvass for Daniel, and help out with his campaign.

The evening opened with Owen Jones giving a characteristically rousing and charismatic speech, advocating equality, and protection of the vulnerable. He gave Daniel specific support, and focused on his rebellion against the party whip as he voted against the triggering of Article 50, putting his constituency before his shadow ministerial position. Jones criticised the Lib Dems, citing their support for the bedroom tax, the party’s u-turn on student fees, and their lack of commitment to electoral pledges as reasons not to vote for them. The Conservatives were also attacked, as Jones described the reality of the bedroom tax, the lack of investment in young people through tuition fee increases, the scrapping of EMA and zero-hour contracts.

Owen Jones joins Daniel Zeichner and CULC to campaign in Cambridge

Owen Jones visited Cambridge last Friday, to speak to a hall packed with students with Daniel Zeichner and endorse his campaign for re-election as Cambridge’s MP, at an event organised... Read more

Campaign Launch Cambridge

On Saturday 7 May, Daniel Zeichner launched his campaign in the heart of Cambridge in Coleridge, with a hoard of Labour supporters new and old ready to speak to residents in the area and start the real campaign ahead of the 8 June.

The group heard from Alex Mayer, MEP for the East of England, who supports Daniel’s campaign and endorses him as the best man for the job in Cambridge. She considered the need to elect one of the most pro-European Labour MPs in Parliament who will keep up the fight against the hard Brexit which the Tories are pushing for.

Daniel Zeichner launches his campaign to be re-elected as Cambridge MP

On Saturday 7 May, Daniel Zeichner launched his campaign in the heart of Cambridge in Coleridge, with a hoard of Labour supporters new and old ready to speak to residents... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP has promised a “rights revolution” for Cambridge renters after Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, John Healey, announced new policies to toughen legal minimum standards for all private rented homes.

Labour plans to deal with landlords who let out dangerous or substandard homes after it released an analysis showing for the first time the true cost of England’s 1.3m substandard private rented properties – now housing 400,000 families with children nationwide. Tenants now spend £800m every month – £9.6bn a year – on housing which the government classifies as “non-decent”. Around a quarter of this – £2.3bn per year – is paid by housing benefit.

Daniel Zeichner promises “Cambridge renters’ rights revolution” as Labour reveals £800m a month in rent goes to bad landlords

Daniel Zeichner MP has promised a “rights revolution” for Cambridge renters after Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, John Healey, announced new policies to toughen legal minimum standards for all private rented... Read more

Daniel Zeichner celebrated “amazing progress” at a visit to Netherhall School  on Friday 28 April at 9am at The Netherhall School, Queen Edith’s Way.

The visit came as Netherhall staff celebrate their achievement since two OfSTED ‘Requires Improvement’ outcomes in 2013 and 2014. Following the appointment of a new Principal in 2016, who has overseen many changes, a recent Local Authority review supported the school’s self-evaluation that it is now delivering high standards across all inspection categories.

Daniel Zeichner celebrates “amazing progress” at visit to Netherhall School

Daniel Zeichner celebrated “amazing progress” at a visit to Netherhall School  on Friday 28 April at 9am at The Netherhall School, Queen Edith’s Way. The visit came as Netherhall staff... Read more

Daniel Zeichner has backed calls from the Bicycle Association to make the Bikeability training scheme available to all children after a recent study reported a worrying decline in children’s cycling ownership and access rates.

At present, the Department for Transport (DfT) has allocated £50m from 2016 until 2020 for Bikeability in schools via grants to local authorities and School Games Host Schools (SGHS). Training places cost £40 per head. However, demand is currently outstripping supply. Only half of primary schools in England receive Bikeability and bids from local authorities and SGHS exceed available funding.

Daniel Zeichner calls for urgent Bikeability expansion as children’s cycling rates suffer worrying decline

Daniel Zeichner has backed calls from the Bicycle Association to make the Bikeability training scheme available to all children after a recent study reported a worrying decline in children’s cycling... Read more

Daniel Zeichner has said that elected representatives must “practice what they preach” when he joined the first MPs to sign the pledge to divest the MPs’ pension fund – worth £612m in assets – from fossil fuels.

In 2016 alone, the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund (PCPF) invested millions of Pounds of public money in fossil fuel companies – including £5.59m in BP and £4.9m in Shell. Since the value of both companies’ stock is based on their entire fossil fuel reserves and not just the small percentage that can be used safely, these investments are both high in risk and incompatible with the Government’s commitment under the Paris Agreement to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.

 

Daniel Zeichner says MPs and councillors must “practice what they preach” for fossil fuel free investment

Daniel Zeichner has said that elected representatives must “practice what they preach” when he joined the first MPs to sign the pledge to divest the MPs’ pension fund – worth... Read more

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