The LibDems and Tories have once again acted to “put rip off fees in the pockets of agents rather than roofs over the heads of tenants” claimed Labour’s Daniel Zeichner after a vote last night in the House of Lords.
Tenants and landlords both pay their letting agent for arranging their tenancy contracts. On average tenants pay £355 to their lettings agents every time they move – while Shelter found some tenants being charged as much as £700 in total. 54% of people surveyed said they faced financial difficulties covering such fees.
All services for older people in Cambridgeshire could be run by Virgin Healthcare in a deal that will start just days before the next General Election and run for the whole Parliament.
Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge will lose half a million pounds in support for the hardest-pressed students in the coming year because of Liberal Democrat incompetence says Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner. The decision to axe the Access to Learning Fund by Lib Dem Business Secretary Vince Cable was announced this morning in a letter to University Vice Chancellers.
MPs yesterday debated the growing use of foodbanks in Britain, but like key Government ministers, Cambridge Lib Dem MP Julian Huppert was absent. Labour MPs were demanding to know why the Government’s own research into the dramatic rise in use of foodbanks still hasn’t been published, despite being available to them since June.
Cambridge's voice once again went unheard last night as the City's Lib Dem MP failed to vote on a Labour proposal in the House of Commons to axe the Coalition Government's deeply unpopular Bedroom Tax. Speaking at a rally at Arbury Community Centre last Friday, Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner warned campaigners that the city MP had failed to support Labour attempts in the past to soften the blow on at least 600 Cambridge households.
Cambridge Liberal Democrat MP Julian Huppert failed to attend Parliament for yesterday’s crucial debate on the Gagging Bill which many voluntary organisations believe will have a chilling effect on their activities. On a key vote, the Government secured only a narrow majority.
38 Degrees have taken out a full-page advert in the local newspaper today urging people to press Lib Dem MP Julian Huppert to oppose the Lobbying Bill. He has been caught out by their excellent researchers – see an excerpt from their email to supporters below.
The Lobbying Bill being promoted by Conservatives and Liberal Democrats in the Commons today risks putting Cambridge campaign groups such as No to Mill Road Tesco, Cambridge Cycling Campaign, Cambridge Older People’s Enterprise (COPE) and many others outside the law, warns Cambridge Labour Parliamentary Candidate Daniel Zeichner.
Daniel Zeichner joined Chair of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce and A14 campaigner John Bridge for a Radio Cambridgeshire discussion on the Comprehensive Spending Review.