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September 2014

Britain after the referendum - welcome to the political future - video

Sep 25, 2014

In a new short video published on The Guardian, John Harris samples the aftershocks of Scotland's vote to reject independence, and a passionate new politics that wants to take back power from Westminster. Follow the link below to watch the video.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/video/2014/sep/23/britain-after-scotland-independence-referendum-political-future-video

East London Education Question Time

Sep 24, 2014

Education is a huge issue which over the last few months has become increasingly important locally. With the rising need for more school places, the fight against academies and the recent teacher strikes, it is important that residents, parents and teachers get their say and are given a chance to understand the issues in more depth.

Fresh organic fruit and veg grown in Dagenham

Sep 23, 2014

Jon Cruddas MP has been a big supporter of the Dagenham Starter Farm since it opened, and has continued to praise the work being done there. The project was originally funded by the Local Food Fund, part of the Big Lottery, this funding lasted until March 2014, when the Starter Farm also became fully certified as organic. Now the project aims to become self-financing through sales of produce.

Crossrail work to start in Chadwell Heath

Sep 19, 2014

Crossrail have recently been in contact with Jon Cruddas MP regarding their local works. They have highlighted that over the coming months there will be substantial work undertaken at Chadwell Heath station. The new tracks are due to be laid just east of the station over the Christmas and New Year period. Jon Cruddas will be meeting with Crossrail’s Chief Executive in the coming weeks to discuss the impact of the works on local residents and the constituency.

Dagenham Ford builds 3-millionth low carbon diesel engine

Sep 17, 2014

Ford’s three-millionth UK-built small-capacity diesel engine has rolled off the line at Ford’s state-of-the-art manufacturing centre at Dagenham. Low-carbon diesel engines have been built at the Dagenham Diesel Centre plant for a variety of models across the Ford range, and for other manufacturers, since production started in May 2007.

Jon Cruddas MP joins campaign to protect UK bass population

Sep 15, 2014

The Angling Trust has cranked up the pressure to save the UK's threatened bass stocks with a hard-hitting briefing calling for immediate parliamentary action, which is being sent to all MPs this week.

Jon Cruddas MP - One Nation: Labour's Political Renewal

Sep 12, 2014

People feel shut out of government and shut out of politics. Those who make decisions on behalf of others are too often unaccountable. Jon Cruddas MP is currently coordinating Labour’s policy review which hopes to change how our country is governed.

To find out what that really means follow this link: One Nation: Labour’s Political Renewal

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Dagenham Ford recruiting 250 workers for new engine

Sep 11, 2014

Jon Cruddas regularly writes a column for the Barking and Dagenham Post. This month Jon spoke about the new jobs coming to the Dagenham Ford Factory.

Special events for local people to have their say about healthcare

Sep 10, 2014

Patients and local residents are being invited to attend three 'listening events' hosted by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and the national consumer champion for health and social care, Healthwatch.

The listening events, which will take place in September and October across Barking, Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge, are being held so that local people can raise issues and put their questions to Trust staff.

The 'Bedroom Tax' vote

Sep 09, 2014

The ‘Bedroom Tax’ is a policy which Jon Cruddas MP, along with his fellow Labour MPs, has been in strong opposition to since its introduction back in 2013. Since then Jon has been campaigning against the socially damaging policy across Dagenham and Rainham in the hope of highlighting its unjust impact on the local area.

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