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The uneven impact of welfare reform – a new report

Apr 05, 2016

Last month a new report was published using research from Sheffield Hallam University, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Oxfam. The report highlights the effects of pre-2015 welfare reforms and the anticipated impact of further reform across the United Kingdom. It is estimated that new reforms will take in the region of £13bn a year from claimants by 2020-21.

Jon Cruddas question in Parliament on local school places

Mar 23, 2016

Last Thursday Jon Cruddas MP asked a question in the House of Commons on school places in Barking and Dagenham. Jon's opening statement can be found below, and the full debate can be found here: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2016-03-17a.1204.0&s=speaker%3...

Unemployment Statistics - Dagenham & Rainham February

Mar 16, 2016

The total number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in February 2016 was 1,629. This represents a rate of 3.3% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 176th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.5%.

This includes 1,460 people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance and 169 people who were claiming Universal Credit but were not in employment. Some of these Universal Credit claimants may no longer be seeking work.

Jon Cruddas MP supports Stop Smoking Services in Havering

Mar 10, 2016

Last week Jon Cruddas MP was contacted by the Associate Medical Director and Honorary Consultant Physician of the Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals Trust seeking support against a recent proposal put forward by the London Borough of Havering to cut important services. 

Parliamentary debate on Recreational Sea Bass Fishing

Mar 01, 2016

On Thursday 11th February Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham & Rainham took part in the parliamentary debate concerning Recreational Sea Bass Fishing. The full transcript of the debate can be found by clicking HERE

See below for Jon's contribution.

Jon Cruddas MP supports campaign against Wennington mineral extraction site

Mar 01, 2016

Back in 2013 the residents of Wennington Village contacted Jon Cruddas MP raising their concerns about proposals to establish a mineral extraction site on land adjacent to Wennington Hall Farm. At the time Jon met with residents and the council; supporting the people of Wennington Jon Cruddas said: “I am firmly against these plans as it is the overwhelming sense from residents that if these plans are given the go ahead that Wennington will change out of all recognition.”

Jon Cruddas MP - EU referendum

Feb 26, 2016

The upcoming EU referendum is a huge issue and has understandably been brought to the forefront of British politics ahead of Thursday 23rd June, when people will be casting their vote up and down the country. Below is the official response from Jon Cruddas MP on the referendum.

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Jon Cruddas MP - Spring volunteer newsletter

Feb 22, 2016

The volunteer network established by Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham back in 2012 has come on leaps and bounds. The network not only works as an ear on the street for Jon and the local authority, it is a fantastic opportunity for local residents to get involved in a number of community projects and campaigns.

To read the latest quarterly newsletter and find out how you can get involved, click HERE

Jon Cruddas MP supports women's pension campaign

Feb 15, 2016

On February 1st MPs debated proposed issues surrounding the changes to the state pension age, which will see the retirement age for women rise to 66 by 2020 bringing it in line with the retirement age for men. The dispute is focused on the changes to the speed of transition from age 60 to 66 which will leave many women in financial difficulty at a time of life when they should be secure.

Time to Talk Day 2016

Feb 04, 2016

Today is Time to Talk Day 2016, part of the Time to Change campaign that was set up to combat mental health stigmatisation and discrimination. The campaign has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and is now coordinating a range of projects to help the growing number of people across the UK suffering from mental illness. Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham & Rainham pledged his support for the campaign back in 2012 and thinks initiatives such as this are becoming increasingly important in the fight against stigma.

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