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‘I’m no fan of the EU but Brexit is too big a bet’

Jun 21, 2016

Polling Day is imminent and the people of the United Kingdom are about to take the biggest decision in a generation regarding the country’s membership of the European Union. Local MP Jon Cruddas has a long history of consulting residents on issues that stand to have a substantial impact on the local area and the EU referendum was no different. Over the last month teams of volunteers have been busy delivering a consultation survey to around 20,000 homes across Dagenham, Rainham, South Hornchurch and Elm Park, equating to roughly half of the households in the constituency.

May unemployment statistics for Dagenham & Rainham

Jun 17, 2016

The total number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in May 2016 was 1,571. This represents a rate of 3.1% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 178th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%.

This includes 1,301 people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance and 270 people who were claiming Universal Credit but were not in employment. Some of these Universal Credit claimants may no longer be seeking work.

Carers' Week 2016

Jun 15, 2016

Last week was Carers’ Week all around the UK. Carers’ week is a week of recognition dedicated to all the help and support that carers provide for their charges. It doesn’t matter if the carers are professionals, or if they a friends and family looking after a loved one. This week is all about raising awareness of the valuable contribution these people having in the community, alongside promoting the support that carers of all ages might need.

Should We Stay or Should We Go? A Debate Over Brexit

Jun 10, 2016

In less than two weeks the people of Britain will be taking the decision to either Leave or Remain in the European Union. This is arguably the biggest vote this country has faced in a generation. Last week on 2nd June The Nation magazine published a view from four leading figures on the British left to shed some light on the issues surrounding both Leave and Remain. Local MP Jon Cruddas was one of the contributors alongside Helen Lewis, Harris Beider and Tariq Ali.

Local MP backs PLA Cleaner Thames Campaign

Jun 08, 2016

The Port of London Authority recently launched a campaign as part of the Cleaner Thames Campaign where artist Michelle Reader created a sculpture made of litter to highlight the amount of dumped rubbish found in the Thames. Experts from the Royal Holloway University of London had conducted extensive research to find that 75% of Thames Flounder fish had consumed plastic. Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas actively advocated his support.

April unemployment statistics for Dagenham and Rainham

Jun 02, 2016

The total number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in April 2016 was 1,586. This represents a rate of 3.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 181st highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.5%.

The Big Lottery Fund

May 13, 2016

The Big Lottery Fund is the biggest community funder in the UK. They are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the National Lottery and fund 13,000 projects every year. Most of their grants are small – £10,000 or less – but they transform communities and change millions of lives every year. Since June 2004 they have awarded over £9 billion to projects that make a difference to people and communities in need, from early years intervention to supporting older people facing isolation.

MP attends parliamentary reception for Cancer52

May 09, 2016

On 20th April Jon Cruddas MP attended a parliamentary reception organised by Cancer52, a coalition of more than 80 charities representing rare and less common cancers. The reception was hosted and addressed by Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC), John Baron MP.

World Autism Awareness Week backbench Business

Apr 29, 2016

This week Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham & Rainham took part in the parliamentary debate on Autism Awareness. You can find Jon's comments below. The full debate transcript can be found by clicking HERE

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MP JOINS THAMES WATER’S FIGHT AGAINST FATBERGS

Apr 28, 2016

MP JOINS THAMES WATER’S FIGHT AGAINST FATBERGS

  • MP joins forces with Thames Water to raise awareness of sewer blockage
  • Demonstration proves “flushable” wipes don’t degrade in sewers, with only the three Ps flushable: poo, pee and toilet paper
  • 3,452 blockages cleared from Dagenham and Rainham sewers in last three years while 13 properties have been flooded with sewage

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