Barking and Dagenham Council is running a campaign to stand up for your local housing. The borough is forced to pay the Government £22 million per year out of the rent it collects from tenants. Jon has raised this campaign repeatedly in Parliament and will be supporting the rally in Westminster on Tuesday 27th October.


Justice Secretary, Jack Straw was out speaking to people in Dagenham with Jon Cruddas to hear about the strength of feeling around proposals to build a new prison in Dagenham.

Jon has campaigned against plans for a new 1,500 capacity facility since its announcement without local consultation. Since then Jon has had thousands of constituents sign his petition against the prison. Jack Straw said, "People are always apprehensive about the idea of a prison in their area".