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February 2010

Jon speaks out in Parliament over crushed prison plans

Feb 25, 2010

Jon Cruddas used an Adjournment Debate in the House of Commons to thank everyone involved in the successful campaign to stop the prison in Dagenham. Jon spoke in detail about the campaign to stop the prison and highlighted the key steps over the year. A number of questions were raised about the silence of the Mayor of London's role in this affair. Jon summed up the debate by saying,

Prison plan crushed

Feb 12, 2010

Plans to dump a 1,500 place Prison on Dagenham have been thrown out by the government after a massive local campaign against it.

Thousands of local people have come together to support Jon Cruddas MP in getting Jack Straw to change his mind over the plans. Jon welcomed the news and has sent messages out to everyone who has helped saying "It wouldn't have happened without you!"

Boris Johnson’s police cuts threaten future of of Safer Neighbourhood Teams across London

Feb 10, 2010

London's popular local police teams are under threat after Mayor Boris Johnson forced through budget cuts which will mean 455 fewer police officers across the capital.

Labour's Safer Neighbourhood Teams have been delivered for every ward in London. At the core of each team is a sergeant, two constables and three police community support officers (PCSOs).


Feb 10, 2010

Andy Burnham MP, Labour's Health Secretary has launched to outline Labour's health campaign.

The "Target Cancer" campaign aims to save up to 10,000 lives by backing a pledge to create a new NHS guarantee of cancer diagnosis within one week of GP referral, allowing patients to be tested and told their results in just seven days.


My expenses - running a transparent office

Feb 02, 2010

Serving as Member of Parliament for Dagenham is a great privilege and carrying out this role effectively requires an office and staff to ensure that I can keep on helping the thousands of people who contact me each year for help and advice.