Cambridge bus-users will endure another fare rise this weekend, as
Stagecoach continue to impose above inflation increases. In the week
that inflation officially hit zero, and after a steep fall in fuel
prices, Cambridge Labour candidate Daniel Zeichner says that
hard-pressed passengers in the city should not be having to pay over the
odds to get about:
Here's today's report from the Cambridge News... Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls met with staff at B&Q in Cambridge today – but laughed off suggestions he was shopping for rope and cable ties.
The Shadow Chancellor instead was potting plants with the city’s Labour candidate Daniel Zeichner at the Newmarket Road DIY store.
Labour Parliamentary hopeful Daniel Zeichner invited Shadow Rail Minister Lillian Greenwood MP to Cambridge to discuss Government plans for “sub-standard” trains on the Cambridge to King’s Cross service.
Season tickets for people living in Cambridge have risen a whopping £884 under the Conservative-LibDem Government.
The latest fare hikes came into effect on 2 January meaning a season ticket from Cambridge to Kings Cross now costs £4648.
Today’s report by the Money Advice Service finds that half of UK adults struggle to keep up with their bills and credit commitments – a familiar picture for families in Cambridge says Cambridge Labour Parliamentary candidate Daniel Zeichner. For Cambridge families, the bills just keep rising.
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.
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.
As MPs debate benefit cuts today, Cambridge Labour Parliamentary spokesperson Daniel Zeichner is highlighting the failure of Microsoft to pay workers a living wage at its new CB1 offices near Cambridge station. He says that the best way forward is to boost wages, not cut the tax-credits that companies like Microsoft rely on to subsidise low-pay.
Microsoft’s move to new offices on the CB1 development near Cambridge railway station could set the standard for fair pay in the city, says Cambridge Labour Parliamentary spokesperson Daniel Zeichner. While attention in the campaign for a living wage in Cambridge has so far focused on public employers like councils and universities, Mr Zeichner says that this is a great opportunity for a world-renowned company to set a lead:
The long-delayed Energy Bill gets its second reading in Parliament, with warnings that it will fail to guarantee our future energy needs, fail to curb soaring bills, and that the ‘dash for gas’ puts progress on tackling climate change at risk.