Daniel Zeichner

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Daniel Zeichner is the Labour Party MP for Cambridge. He was first elected to Parliament in 2015.

2010 TheyWorkForYou questionnaire response: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/person/8782/daniel-zeichner

Article for CaSE

In the run-up to the 2015 general election, the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) invited candidates to contribute posts saying why science and engineering was important to them and the UK. Daniel Zeichner's response can be read at: http://sciencecampaign.org.uk/?p=16188

European Medicines Agency

In October 2016, Mr Zeichner secured a Commons debate on the European Medicines Agency, looking at the effect of the UK's exit from the EU on medical research. The entire debate, including Mr Zeichner's contribution, can be read at: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2016-10-12/debates/C1A87D11-1F3E-4BAF-8DC0-2023B96AD963/EuropeanMedicinesAgency

ID Cards

In February 2010, Mr Zeichner was questioned about his stance on ID cards. A description of the conversation suggests that he had trouble justifying why they would be useful, for example not explaining how they would help prevent terrorism. He also indicated that those objecting to ID cards were putting forward an intellectual argument, while he was taking a position which would resonate well with voters concerned about immigration and illegal workers.[1]

Climate Change

Daniel Zeichner is a Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group whose purpose is "To raise awareness of the threat of climate change and to promote policies to counter that threat"[2].

Prior to the 2010 general election Mr Zeichner responded to the TheyWorkForYou questionnaire. He indicated "strongly agree" in response to the statement "Government should tackle climate change aggressively even if it means energy bills go up."[3]


  1. http://www.rtaylor.co.uk/zeichner-id-card-position.html
  2. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmallparty/register/climate-change.htm
  3. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/person/8782/daniel-zeichner

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