Labour’s Daniel Zeichner today officially launched his campaign to become Cambridge’s next MP. He was joined by the Labour Party’s General Secretary Iain McNicol.
Mr McNicol said: “This general election is the tightest in a generation so every vote for Labour really counts. I am delighted to be in Cambridge to launch Daniel Zeichner’s campaign. Daniel is experienced, principled and listens. He will be a first class MP for the people of Cambridge.”
Mr Zeichner began by making a pledge to the audience and people of Cambridge: “No ifs, no buts, I will never prop up a Tory Government.”
He went on to say: “The election on 7 May is a choice between two different visions for Britain – our NHS being cut to the bone, the Bedroom Tax, foodbanks and sleepwalking towards EU exit or a Labour government that is radical and ready.
“My Lib Dem opponent voted with the Tories 782 times – for the Bedroom Tax, to sell off the nation’s forests, to support the mass retention of information about communications and to lift the cap on private patients in NHS hospitals. I say enough is enough.
“As your MP, with a Labour Government, I will work tirelessly to save our NHS and put reducing inequality at the heart of my agenda. Our costed programme for government is radical. Labour will stop private firms cherry picking lucrative NHS services, increase the minimum wage by £3000 a year, back the Living Wage and scrap the Bedroom Tax. We’ll defend our Human Rights Act, bring in votes at 16, end the abuse of stop-and-search powers and make the UK’s energy supply carbon-zero by 2030.”