“It is a huge honour and a privilege to represent the people of Cambridge. I will always stand up for our city’s values.”
Daniel Zeichner is the Member of Parliament for Cambridge.
He lives on Victoria Road in Cambridge with his partner Barbara, known as ‘Budge’, very close to where they lived when they met as students at King’s College. Before he became MP for Cambridge, Daniel had a variety of jobs in the public and private sectors, including working as a national officer for UNISON for 12 years to tackle women’s low pay and racism. He also ran his own business.
Outside politics, Daniel is a keen sportsman. He enjoys cycling and walking and he was, in his youth, a promising middle-distance runner. He is a Cambridge United season-ticket holder and he enjoys music, especially chamber concerts at Kettle’s Yard.
As your MP, Daniel has been a leading voice against privatisation of local health services. He has led the campaign for fairer funding for Cambridge’s schools and against cuts to nursery schools. He has been instrumental in securing laws to take back control of our local bus services. Daniel is passionate about social justice and he is a recognised Living Wage Foundation Parliamentary Champion.
Daniel is a keen environmentalist and he is an executive member of Labour’s national environmental campaign group (SERA), making the case for a shift to a greener tax policy. He is a member of Greenpeace and he has brought leaders on divestment to speak in Cambridge. He is also a bee fan – he is a passionate Species Champion for the Ruderal Bumblebee and he campaigns to stop bee-killing pesticides.
As a constitutional reformer, Daniel backs reforming the House of Lords and he supports a fairer voting system, as well as votes at 16. Daniel is also a patron of the Westminster Higher Education Forum, which aims to raise the quality of debate on public policy.
Daniel is Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Data Analytics and he is a recognised Champion for the Internet Watch Foundation. He is also a national Champion for Cancer Research UK.
Daniel stands up for Cambridge’s values. He is a lifelong pro-European and he has voted at every opportunity to keep Britain in the EU and Single Market, including campaigning for ‘Remain’ during the referendum.
He strongly backs the White Ribbon campaign to end violence against women and is a patron of the Papworth Trust. Recently, Daniel has been quoted as Britain’s most anti-Trump MP!
Daniel was first elected in 2015, with a slender majority of 599. In the 2017 election he successfully defended the seat, increasing his majority to 12,661.