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Political Studies Association: fifth annual Student Short Video Competition

Aug 06, 2015

As part of the programme of activities to engage young people and raise political awareness, the PSA runs an annual short film competition open to all students. This year the competition will be open to young people studying in the 2015-16 academic year. The deadline for entries is Friday 16th October and full details can be found here:

https://www.psa.ac.uk/sites/default/files/PSAWorkshop-Programme-2015%20Mailing%20v2%20web.pdf

Jon Cruddas MP - Labour lost because voters believed it was anti-austerity

Aug 06, 2015

Just a few short months ago the Labour Party suffered a devestating defeat across the UK at the General Election. Since then Jon Cruddas MP has been coordinating an independent inquiry into why Labour lost. The aim of the inquiry is to find out why Labour lost so that it can effectively rebuild by addressing the issues that it failed to address in the build up to May 2015.

The first findings of the inquiry can be found by clicking HERE

The original article was published on LabourList

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Orchard Village walk-in service moves to South Hornchurch

Jul 13, 2015
Local residents who, due to the extensive water damage and vandalism of the Orchard Village Health Centre, have been awaiting a new walk-in service will be pleased to know that the old walk-in service has been relocated to South Hornchurch Health Centre on South End Road, Rainham.  Only one and a half miles from the original health centre, the South Hornchurch Health Centre will be able to provide a reliable service without the disruptions that caused the relocation from Orchard Village.  All of the services offered at the Orchard Village site will be readily available at the new centre, inclu

Jon Cruddas opposes return of fox hunting

Jul 10, 2015

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has pledged his full support to stop the Government from reintroducing Fox Hunting in England and Wales.  The vote due to take place next Wednesday could see the 2004 hunting act overturned with the Tory led Government having a 12 seat majority.

 

Today is Armed Forces Day 27.06.15

Jun 26, 2015

The object of this day is to raise public awareness and show national support for the contribution made to our country by those who serve in the Armed Forces. It is not only a tribute to current serving members but also a time to remember and pay tribute to the service men and women of the past and service families.

The National Event is taking place in Guildford this weekend, and there are numerous other events taking place up and down the country.

New local initiative to improve early cancer diagnosis

May 20, 2015

Last September a report highlighted that Barking and Dagenham had one of the lowest one-year cancer survival rates in our NHS England Local Region at 62 per cent. At the time of the report Havering was also just falling short of the UK average at 66 per cent.

Local MP for Dagenham and Rainham Jon Cruddas is keen to promote the importance of early diagnosis after learning that thirty per cent of deaths across the area each year are due to cancer.

Dagenham & Rainham April unemployment statistics

May 18, 2015

The total number of Jobseeker's Allowance claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in April 2015 was 1,644. This represents a rate of 3.3% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 187th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The percentage of unemployed claimants in the constituency is proportionally higher than the average for London which rests at 2.7% of the population.

General Election 2015

May 15, 2015

Last week’s General Election result in Dagenham & Rainham was a testament to all the hard work of the past five years. It is an honour and a privilege to be re-elected as the local Member of Parliament and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that voted.

Local MP Jon Cruddas fights the Bedroom Tax

Mar 11, 2015

Recent statistics have highlighted that the effect of the Bedroom Tax locally is set to increase. Local MP Jon Cruddas is in full support of the Labour Party’s promise to abolish the hated ‘Tax’.

As of August 2014, 671 families in Dagenham and Rainham were paying the Bedroom Tax according to the Department of Work and Pensions statistics.

Dagenham Civic Centre – Candlelight Vigil 19.03.2015

Feb 21, 2015

On Thursday 19th March Jon Cruddas MP and the people of Dagenham, alongside the women from the 1968 strikes at Dagenham Ford will be making a final stand in the fight to Save the Dagenham Civic Centre. Candles will be provided and the vigil will start on the steps of the Civic Centre at 6.30pm.

Jon Cruddas is calling on the whole community to come together in solidarity in a bid to not only protect the 550 jobs at stake, but also to ensure that the most iconic part of the community’s heritage isn’t callously sold off.

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