Daniel Zeichner

Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

(since April 2020)
Daniel Zeichner Portrait

Labour

Member for Cambridge

daniel@danielzeichner.co.uk / danielzeichner

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Sparring Partners
Victoria Prentis (Conservative) Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (79 debate interactions) View debates with Victoria Prentis Mr Robert Goodwill (Conservative) (37 debate interactions) View debates with Robert Goodwill George Eustice (Conservative) Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (29 debate interactions) View debates with Charles Eustice View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Cambridge Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
109,076
Petition Closed

Restore nature on a massive scale to help stop climate breakdown

Gov Responded - 2 May 2019 Debated on - 28 Oct 2019 View Daniel Zeichner's petition debate contributions
17 Oct 2019
closed 8 months, 4 weeks ago

To avoid a climate emergency we need to act fast. Rewilding and other natural climate solutions can draw millions of tonnes of CO2 out of the air through restoring and protecting our living systems. We call on the UK government to make a bold financial and political commitment to nature's recovery.

123,309
Petition Closed

Demand the EU & UN sanction Brazil to halt increased deforestation of the Amazon

Gov Responded - 30 Sep 2019 Debated on - 7 Oct 2019 View Daniel Zeichner's petition debate contributions
24 Jan 2020
closed 5 months, 2 weeks ago

The government of Brazil led by Bolsonaro favour the development of the Amazon rainforest over conservation, escalating deforestation. Deforestation threatens indigenous populations who live in the forest, loss of a precious and complex ecosystem and a vital carbon store that slows global warming.

153,506
Petition Closed

Make online homophobia a specific criminal offence

Gov Responded - 28 Mar 2019 Debated on - 1 Jul 2019 View Daniel Zeichner's petition debate contributions
12 Aug 2019
closed 11 months ago

As a gay man I find it devastating how members of the LGBT community are still subjected to homophobic abuse online.

247,048
Petition Closed

Ban the use of all non-recyclable and unsustainable food packaging

Gov Responded - 18 Jun 2019 Debated on - 24 Jun 2019 View Daniel Zeichner's petition debate contributions
5 Jun 2019
closed 1 year, 1 month ago

Today the Earth is at a crisis point due to our plastic consumption, and as a result, people in the UK are more willing than ever to engage in recycling. Yet so much food packaging remains completely, frustratingly unrecyclable. Let's aim for the UK to lead the world with a 100% recycling rate.

194,336
Petition Closed

Hold a second referendum on EU membership.

Gov Responded - 30 Jan 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019 View Daniel Zeichner's petition debate contributions
16 Jul 2019
closed 12 months ago

The Brexit process has been a failure. At the end of two years, our ruling party is bitterly divided, the main opposition not a viable replacement for it, and the deal we have negotiated is almost universally opposed.
No one voted for this to happen.

6,103,056
Petition Closed

Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

Gov Responded - 26 Mar 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019 View Daniel Zeichner's petition debate contributions
20 Aug 2019
closed 10 months, 3 weeks ago

The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is 'the will of the people'. We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU. A People's Vote may not happen - so vote now.

183,422
Petition Closed

Parliament must honour the Referendum result. Leave deal or no deal 29/03/19

Gov Responded - 4 Apr 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019 View Daniel Zeichner's petition debate contributions
4 Sep 2019
closed 10 months, 1 week ago

The UK voted in a referendum in 2016 to Leave the EU....this wasn't dependent on a " deal" ....but rather just "Leave"
we are now demanding that all mp's honour this result .conservative and labour mp's also agreed to leave on 29/03/19...... deal or no deal as part of their gen election campaign

150,531
Petition Closed

Revoke Art.50 if there is no Brexit plan by the 25 of February

Gov Responded - 19 Feb 2019 Debated on - 11 Mar 2019 View Daniel Zeichner's petition debate contributions
11 Aug 2019
closed 11 months ago

On the 25th of November both the UK Government and the European Union came to an agreement on the proposed departure from the EU. After an historic defeat in the House of Commons on the 15th of January, 2019 by a majority of 230 votes the PM has now decided to go back to the EU over the backstop.

187,902
Petition Closed

School should start at 10am as teenagers are too tired

Gov Responded - 22 Mar 2019 Debated on - 11 Feb 2019 View Daniel Zeichner's petition debate contributions
4 Apr 2019
closed 1 year, 3 months ago

Teenagers are so tired due to having to wake up very early to get to school. The Government should require secondary schools to start later, which will lead to increased productivity at school.

72,241
Petition Closed

Increase college funding to sustainable levels - all students deserve equality!

Gov Responded - 25 Feb 2019 Debated on - 21 Jan 2019 View Daniel Zeichner's petition debate contributions
10 Apr 2019
closed 1 year, 3 months ago

We call on the Government to urgently increase college funding to sustainable levels, including immediate parity with recently announced increases to schools funding. This will give all students a fair chance, give college staff fair pay and provide the high-quality skills the country needs.

52,148
Petition Closed

Prevent avoidable deaths by making autism/learning disability training mandatory

Gov Responded - 25 Jul 2018 Debated on - 22 Oct 2018 View Daniel Zeichner's petition debate contributions
7 Dec 2018
closed 1 year, 7 months ago

My son Oliver was only 18 when he died in hospital on 11 Nov 2016. I believe his death could have been prevented if his doctors and nurses had received mandatory training. He had autism and a mild learning disability, and they weren't trained to understand how to make reasonable adjustments for him.

203,235
Petition Closed

Rescind Art.50 if Vote Leave has broken Electoral Laws regarding 2016 referendum

Gov Responded - 9 Jan 2019 Debated on - 10 Sep 2018 View Daniel Zeichner's petition debate contributions
12 Jan 2019
closed 1 year, 6 months ago

If Vote Leave has broken any laws regarding overspending in 2016 EU referendum then Art.50 should be immediately withdrawn and full EU membership continued.

109,553
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of animal fur in the UK.

Gov Responded - 28 Nov 2017 Debated on - 4 Jun 2018 View Daniel Zeichner's petition debate contributions
23 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 3 months ago

Fur farming was banned in England and Wales in 2000, followed by Scotland in 2002. However fur products can still be legally imported from other countries and sold here in the UK. Much of this fur comes from countries that have very weak or no animal welfare laws at all.

145,118
Petition Closed

Hold a referendum on the final Brexit deal

Gov Responded - 28 Sep 2017 Debated on - 11 Dec 2017 View Daniel Zeichner's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 4 months ago

We, the undersigned, call upon HM Government to give the people of this country the final say on the Brexit deal negotiated by the UK and EU. This would be done through a referendum that would take place prior to the April 2019 exit date.

14,438
Petition Closed

No referendum on the final deal for the UK to remain in the European Union.

Gov Responded - 17 Oct 2017 Debated on - 11 Dec 2017 View Daniel Zeichner's petition debate contributions
15 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 3 months ago

We, the undersigned, herby call upon HM government to dismiss calls for a referendum on the final deal as the British people were asked an important question on the 23rd June last year, the choices were abundantly clear, remain or leave the European Union and leave won a decisive vote.


Most recent EDMs signed by Daniel Zeichner

Date Tabled Title Signatures
15 Jun 2020
Daniel Zeichner signed this EDM on Wednesday 24th June 2020

BBC Inside Out and Politics East

Tabled by: Clive Lewis (Labour - Norwich South)
This this House is concerned to learn the important BBC regional programme Inside Out East is under threat as the corporation seeks to make cuts to programming; understands that regional segments of Politics East are similarly threatened; regrets that all filming of these award-winning BBC regional current affairs programmes has …
10 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jun 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
4 Jun 2020
Daniel Zeichner signed this EDM on Wednesday 17th June 2020

Legal Aid and Advice

Tabled by: Mr David Lammy (Labour - Tottenham)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 515), dated 15 May 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 18 May 2020, be annulled.
117 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 104
Liberal Democrat: 6
Plaid Cymru: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

Daniel Zeichner has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

3 Adjournment Debates led by Daniel Zeichner

Date Forum Title
9 May 2019 Commons Chamber A14 Cambridge-Huntingdon Upgrade
19 Jul 2018 Commons Chamber A14 Cambridge-Huntingdon Upgrade
10 Jan 2018 Commons Chamber Primary School Academisation: Cambridge

2 Bills introduced by Daniel Zeichner

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Dockless Bicycles (Regulation) Bill 2017-19
Presented by Daniel Zeichner (Labour)
Private Members' Bill
Ten Minute Bill
1st reading: House of Commons 24 July, 2019 25 Jul 2019, 10:57 a.m.

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to give powers to local authorities to regulate dockless bicycle-sharing schemes; and for connected purposes.

Licensing of Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill 2017-19
Presented by Daniel Zeichner (Labour)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
1st reading: House of Commons 19 July, 2017 26 Nov 2018, 12:23 p.m.

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provision about the exercise of taxi and private hire vehicle licensing functions in relation to persons about whom there are safeguarding or road safety concerns; and for connected purposes.


361 Written Questions

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