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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.

Jon Responds to the 2014 Budget

Mar 25, 2014

Last week the Government announced their budget for the 2014/15 financial year. Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas responded to the budget finding a lack of substance that would help people in Dagenham and Rainham.  

Jon Cruddas MP said “We needed a budget that would tackle the cost –of – living crisis which has left many people in Dagenham and Rainham worse off.  

I hear from my constituents in Dagenham and Rainham every day how they are struggling with increased energy, transport and housing costs.

July unemployment statistics for Dagenham and Rainham

Aug 19, 2013

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in July 2013 was 3,097. This represents a rate of 6.4% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 139th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

Outraged over Soaring Unemployment and Failing Policies

Mar 01, 2012

Two weeks ago I was shocked and outraged at the release of the most recent unemployment figures that show that joblessness has risen to an unprecedented level of 2.67 million- the highest it has been in 17 years. In just three months this figure has gone up by 48,000.

Local MP Jon Cruddas Praises “Fantastic Work” of Barking and Dagenham Council

Feb 24, 2012

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council set out its priorities for the coming years this week, placing an emphasis on its aim to do what it can to improve the lives of local residents in tough financial times. The plans drew praise from the Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas, who praised the “fantastic work” of the council in developing its vision for the future.

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