Tag Archives: Zeichner

Labour’s Candidate to be Cambridge’s MP Seeks Advice from Alastair Campbell on How to Be Popular

The Labour Party’s Prospective candidate to become Cambridge’s MP at the 2015 general election, Daniel Zeichner, has sought advice on how to be popular from ex Labour spinner Alastair Campbell. Mr Campbell’s advice to Zeichner was: Don’t calculate too much. Go with your gut. This appeared to me to be a direct challenge to the [...]

Where Parliamentary Candidates in Cambridge Disagree With Their Parties

Cambridge No2ID, Amnesty International Cambridge and Cambridge Oxfam Group hustings held on the 22nd of April 2010 At the Cambridge No2ID, Amnesty International Cambridge and Cambridge Oxfam Group hustings held on the 22nd of April 2010 Cambridge’s candidates were asked where they disagree with their parties. They responded saying: Tony Juniper – Green Mr Juniper [...]

Green Tony Juniper’s View More People Should be Employed Obtaining Energy and Food

On the 28th of April 2010 at a hustings event organised by Transition Cambridge and the University of Cambridge Geography Department I asked: What do the panel think of the Green party candidate’s view that we should have, and it would be desirable to have, a greater fraction of our population working to obtain our [...]

The West Cambridge Sports Centre – A Key Issue for Student Voters in City Council Elections

Artist’s impression of how the west Cambridge sports centre could look. On the 25th of March 2010 Cambridge City Council’s Community Services Scrutiny Committee discussed “Open Space and Recreation Projects” which could be funded by contributions made by developers in lieu of providing sufficient facilities when building in the city. During this discussion Labour opposition [...]

Cambridge Hustings Events in Advance of the May 2010 Elections

Hustings at Clare College. Left to right: Martin Booth, Cambridge Socialists; Daniel Zeichner, Labour; Julian Huppert, Liberal Democrats; Tony Juniper, Green Party; Nick Hillman, Conservatives. In Cambridge we are lucky that there are a large number of hustings events at which it is possible to hear from our parliamentary candidates in person. The below upcoming [...]

Cambridge Cycling Campaign Hustings – Blanket 20 MPH Limit for Residential Streets

The Cambridge Cycling Campaign ran a parliamentary hustings event on the 6th of April 2010. One of key points discussed was 20 MPH speed limits in residential areas. Within Cambridge this is a matter which results in lots of passionate debate on both sides. Many members of ruling Liberal Democrat group on the City Council have [...]

Tuition Fees – General Election Spring 2010 – Cambridge

Tuition fees were thought to be a key factor during the last general election in Cambridge. The next parliament may well take key decisions on the subject so I think it is an area where it is important the candidate’s views are clear. I am publishing videos outlining my own views, as well as the [...]

Labour Daniel Zeichner – A Vision for Cambridge in 2020

On Wednesday the 10th of February 2010 Cambridge’s Parliamentary Candidates from the Labour, Green, Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties debated their “vision for Cambridge in 2020″ at an event hosted by the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership at B-Bar on Market Passage. Each candidate from the main parties outlined their vision for Cambridge [...]

Prospective Conservative Candidates for Cambridge Announced

Those running in Cambridge’s “open primary” to select a Conservative Parliamentary Candidate have been announced: Nick Hillman The leading candidate appears to me to be Nick Hillman. Mr Hillman is the only one of those standing to have a personal / political website though even he only started his blog a week or so ago. [...]