Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner resigns as Shadow Transport Minister

PUBLISHED: 10:28 30 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:29 30 June 2017

Daniel Zeichner keeps the Cambridge seat at the Guildhall . Picture: Keith Heppell

Daniel Zeichner keeps the Cambridge seat at the Guildhall . Picture: Keith Heppell

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Zeichner defied party orders to abstain and backed a motion for the UK to remain in the EU single market, along with 50 other Labour MPs.

Cambridge’s MP Daniel Zeichner has resigned from his frontbench position yesterday to vote in favour of an amendment to the Queen’s Speech supporting membership of the Single Market.

Mr Zeichner said: “It is with great regret that I announce my resignation as Shadow Transport Minister. It has been an honour to serve and make a real difference especially in bus regulation.

“However my position on Europe has always been clear. I am a passionate pro-European and a straight-forward politician.

“I promised the people of Cambridge I would stick to my principles and I would do right by our city - that means voting with my conscience and doing all I can to oppose the Tories’ extreme Brexit which would, in my opinion, damage our economy, our security and our society as a whole.

“I will continue to make this case, and the case for the many progressive, radical Labour policies in our manifesto to transform our society, from the backbenches.”

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