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1935 Civic Centre construction video uncovered

Feb 13, 2015

Jon Cruddas was recently contacted by a member of the public that has been following the Save Our Civic Centre campaign on Twitter over the last month. The resident brought to light an amazing video via British Pathe from 1935, the video was made during the construction of the Dagenham Civic Centre and documents when Lord Snell MP – the Labour Leader of the House of Lords came to Dagenham to lay the Foundation Stone.

The video can be found here: http://www.britishpathe.com/video/dagenham-civic-centre

Rainham to Belvedere river crossing report

Feb 09, 2015

Last year Transport for London released plans to build a new toll bridge linking Rainham to Belvedere. The proposal, if implemented would be due for completion by 2025 and the implications are that both construction and completion would have a large impact on the local area. During the initial consultation over 7000 people responded, highlighting they would like to see a new crossing at either Gallions Reach or in Rainham. Only 400 residents of Havering had their say.

Are you registered to vote in the General Election this May?

Feb 05, 2015

The way you register to vote has changed. Over the past few months the Electoral Commission have switched to an Individual Electoral Registration system (IER) which means that people are no longer registered by household. This means that as an individual you will have to register to vote.

How do I know if I am registered or not?

If you are not on the system you will have received a letter from your local authority informing you that you need to re-register.

MP responds to media coverage of Dagenham burglary statistics

Jan 26, 2015

It has recently been reported in the media that Dagenham, RM8, is the worst place for burglaries in London. Barking and Dagenham Police work very closely with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham to tackle this key partnership priority, reducing burglaries and targeting offenders. 

Over the past 12 months (1, January - 31 December, 2014) Dagenham has seen a 27% reduction in burglaries, down from 898 to 628 offences and is in line with a reduction in burglary across London.

Civic Centre campaign update

Jan 14, 2015

It was confirmed in December that the Civic Centre is to be converted into a school as a savings measure. Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham & Rainham has launched a large scale community campaign to fight the plans.

Jon Cruddas MP - Merry Christmas Dagenham, Rainham, South Hornchurch and Elm Park

Dec 19, 2014

This has been a turbulent year for residents of Dagenham & Rainham, with cuts amounting to £54 million being imposed locally by the Tory-led coalition government. There have been some real trials but we have also seen many triumphs.

In May the local elections saw Labour councillors win all 51 seats in Barking & Dagenham. This clean sweep owed much to the local community, and the campaign was a testament to people power – something I hope will be emulated in next year’s General Election.

Today's attempt to scrap the Bedroom Tax

Dec 17, 2014

Jon Cruddas MP has urged MPs from all parties to back Labour’s attempt to scrap the Bedroom Tax by Christmas. Labour has forced a debate and vote in parliament taking place today (Wednesday 17th December) on the Bedroom Tax.

Jon Cruddas MP is in full support of the vote and will be present at the House today to cast his vote.

Jon Cruddas MP backs local mother’s Autism Awareness campaign

Dec 16, 2014

Jon Cruddas has thrown his support behind a campaign by local mother Fay Hough to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – a condition that affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour.

Fay, whose family has been affect by the disorder, has launched a campaign aiming to spread awareness of autism among the general public. Although 1 in 100 people in the UK today live with the disorder, there is still a way to go in terms of increasing the public’s understanding of the issue and in challenging many of the misconceptions surrounding it.

Changing Britain Together

Dec 09, 2014

The Labour Party has recently released a pre-manifesto policy document, and is calling for Labour Party supporters, members and activists to contribute via the website on five key subjects.

You can contribute to the discussion 'Changing Britain Together' here: http://www.labour.org.uk/pages/changing-britain-together 

You can read the pre-manifesto policy document by clicking HERE 

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Jon Cruddas MP - 'Building a Digital State for Innovation and Democracy

Nov 27, 2014

Today Jon Cruddas delivered a speech to the Institute of Government titled: Building a Digital State for Innovation and Democracy. The full transcript of Jon's speech can be found by clicking HERE

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