Daniel Zeichner was elected as Labour MP for Cambridge on May 7th 2015 with 18646 votes, taking 36.0% of the vote.
Daniel is the son of an Austrian immigrant. He moved to Cambridge University in 1976 to read history at King’s College. At King’s, Zeichner met Barbara ‘Budge’ Ziolkowska who would become his life partner. They lived in Comberton, a village 6 miles (10 km) south-west of the city of Cambridge and joined the Labour Party in 1979.
Daniel was elected as a councillor in Burston, Norfolk in 1995, a position in which he would serve until 2003. During this time, Zeichner became leader of the Labour group on South Norfolk District Council.
Daniel stood unsuccessfully for parliament four times. Daniel describes his politics as ‘socialist in a modern context’. He supported the ultimately unsuccessful Tony Benn in the 1981 deputy leadership election. In the 2010 Labour leadership election, Zeichner supported Ed Miliband, who narrowly defeated his brother David Miliband.
Personal Website: http://www.danielzeichner.co.uk/
Westminster Address: Daniel Zeichner MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
Westminster Tel: 0207 219 8462
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