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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.

Stop rogue landlords blighting our borough

Sep 28, 2011

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has teamed up with the Barking and Dagenham Post to  campaign for better housing  for tenants.


Jon is calling for irresponsible landlords to be "named and shamed" if they fail top provide a safe and healthy living environment.


Jon Cruddas MP said: "There are many good private landlords out there but there are those who fail to take their full responsibility to provide a safe and healthy environment.

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Jon speaks out on private landlords

Sep 13, 2010

The Coalition Government has ditched Labour's pledge to regulate the private rented sector to prevent tennants suffering from a minority of bad landlords. Jon highlights a recent report from Shelter on the issue and sought assurances from the Government.


You can read the debate here

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Labour offers councils radical new housing deal

Mar 25, 2010

Labour Housing Minister John Healey today offered councils a far reaching new deal giving them the freedom to fund and run their council homes, without central Government subsidy.


In announcing the deal, Mr Healey set out plans to dismantle the current (HRA subsidy) system of funding council housing in 177 local authority areas.


The deal will release at least ten per cent more money in every council for maintaining and managing their homes. And it will create the funding capacity to build over 10,000 new council homes a year.

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