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Daniel Zeichner has slammed as “undemocratic and tawdry” the Higher Education and Research Bill, which would allow almost all universities in England to introduce annual increases in tuition fees until 2020 without improving teaching, as the Government tries to push the legislation through Parliament before the General Election.

The Government initially argued that the bill would make higher fees dependent on better teaching for students. But this requirement will not come in until 2020/21, meaning universities can raise fees each year without improving outcomes for their students. This year, the cap on fees will increase to £9,250 per year.

Daniel Zeichner slams “undemocratic and tawdry” Higher Education and Research Bill

Daniel Zeichner has slammed as “undemocratic and tawdry” the Higher Education and Research Bill, which would allow almost all universities in England to introduce annual increases in tuition fees until... Read more

Daniel Zeichner learnt more about the pressures facing those supporting families and caring for children and young people with life-threatening conditions at a visit to East Anglia Children’s Hospice on 28 April at East Anglia Children’s Hospice, Church Lane, Milton.

Meeting with fundraising staff to discuss grant funding in particular, Daniel Zeichner then toured the hospice including visiting rooms such as the sensory room, hydrotherapy pool, music therapy room, family suite and bedrooms.

Daniel Zeichner learns more about care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions at visit to East Anglia Children’s Hospice

Daniel Zeichner learnt more about the pressures facing those supporting families and caring for children and young people with life-threatening conditions at a visit to East Anglia Children’s Hospice on... Read more

Speaking in the House of Commons this morning, Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, quizzed the Brexit Minister on the future of tourism and aviation should the Government walk away from the negotiating table as suggested by Theresa May.
Referring to a Parliamentary briefing for Eastern Region MPs delivered by the Chief Executive of Stansted Airport, Mr Zeichner told the House that the prospect of no deal at the end of the negotiations could mean no flights to and from Europe.

Cambridge MP blasts Government over Brexit tourism no deal scenario

Speaking in the House of Commons this morning, Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, quizzed the Brexit Minister on the future of tourism and aviation should the Government walk away from... Read more

Cambridge MP and Shadow Transport Minister Daniel Zeichner has condemned the Government’s relaxed response to the plans by Chinese bike-share company OFO to launch in the city.

Cambridge MP slams Government over bike sharing response

Cambridge MP and Shadow Transport Minister Daniel Zeichner has condemned the Government’s relaxed response to the plans by Chinese bike-share company OFO to launch in the city. Read more

HomelessnessSpeaking in the House of Commons today, Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, slammed the Housing Minister for the rise in homelessness in the city, which he said so saddens residents and is so hard for those without homes.

He said that in recent discussions with local homelessness charity Wintercomfort, it had been suggested that city Landlords are increasingly unwilling to let to people on housing benefit because of insecure employment. He suggested that cracking down on insecure employment, such as temporary and zero-hours contracts would help tackle the housing crisis.

Cambridge MP slams Government for homelessness crisis

Speaking in the House of Commons today, Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, slammed the Housing Minister for the rise in homelessness in the city, which he said so saddens residents... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP headed a high level Brexit roundtable with key life sciences sector leaders in Cambridge discussing their requests to the Government as part of its negotiations with the European Union at Cambridge Biomedical Campus “Qube”  on Friday 21 April.

Daniel Zeichner hosted the roundtable in partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, and the discussion focussed on the relationship between future migration policy and the life sciences sector. The summit resulted in recommendations and actions which Daniel Zeichner will put to Government as part of the negotiations to make sure Cambridge and the UK continue to promote a globally leading science and research sector.

Daniel Zeichner heads high level Cambridge Brexit roundtable with key life sciences sector leaders

Daniel Zeichner MP headed a high level Brexit roundtable with key life sciences sector leaders in Cambridge discussing their requests to the Government as part of its negotiations with the... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP joined in the ceremonies to commemorate Anzac Day at Cambridge City Cemetery on Saturday 22 April.

Daniel Zeichner attended the Morning Ceremony where 1018 graves commemorate those from the Commonwealth who died during both World War I and World War II. The cemetery was the main RAF cemetery for East Anglia and Lincolnshire during World War II and among the RAF graves are over 250 Australian and 80 New Zealand graves. An afternoon ceremony was held at 3pm at St Andrew the Great Church.

Daniel Zeichner to attend Anzac Day Ceremonies

Daniel Zeichner MP joined in the ceremonies to commemorate Anzac Day at Cambridge City Cemetery on Saturday 22 April. Daniel Zeichner attended the Morning Ceremony where 1018 graves commemorate those... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP visited Cambridge Women’s Resource Centre to meet with staff, service users and trustees to discuss the work of the Centre and how it changes lives for the better.

Established in 1982 and with new premises in Peterborough since 2013, CWRC is a women’s community space which supports, trains and encourages women seeking positive change for themselves and their families. It provides support for many day to day challenges including career development, debt and personal finance, and families and parenting. It also hosts a mix of fun and practical informal groups, workshops and networking events.

Daniel Zeichner to visit Cambridge Women’s Resource Centre

Daniel Zeichner MP visited Cambridge Women’s Resource Centre to meet with staff, service users and trustees to discuss the work of the Centre and how it changes lives for the... Read more

This morning (Wednesday 19th April) Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, spoke for the Opposition in a debate on a scrappage scheme for diesel vehicles and challenged the Government to do more to reduce air pollution.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) stated in a 2016 report that road transport still accounts for 34 per cent of UK nitrogen oxides emissions in 2015 and the European Commission reported in 2016 that around four fifths of road traffic Nitrogen Oxide levels come from diesel-powered vehicles.

Cambridge MP challenges the Government to act on air pollution

This morning (Wednesday 19th April) Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, spoke for the Opposition in a debate on a scrappage scheme for diesel vehicles and challenged the Government... Read more

Daniel Zeichner MP has condemned the Government for the closure of 24 Sure Start centres across Cambridgeshire since 2010 after a Freedom of Information request from Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner found the number of centres has dropped from 40 to 16 in the area.

Sure Start, the transformative early years programme introduced by the previous Labour government, aims to give young children the best start in life. It provides parenting support, childcare, job training for adults as well as health care and advice.

Daniel Zeichner MP condemns closure of 24 Sure Start centres across Cambridgeshire since 2010

Daniel Zeichner MP has condemned the Government for the closure of 24 Sure Start centres across Cambridgeshire since 2010 after a Freedom of Information request from Shadow Education Secretary Angela... Read more

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