Jon Cruddas MP launched the New Medicines Service in Dagenham this week. Along with Pharmacist Nirmal Singh Sehmi and GP Dr Christopher Ola, John Cruddas visited a community pharmacy to support the new initiative.


Patients with chronic conditions who are prescribed new medications will be offered the support service, giving them an opportunity to discuss any concerns and side effects. 30-50% of patients do not take medicine as prescribed making it ineffective and possibly dangerous.


On Monday night Parliament debated, and voted, on whether there should be a referendum on Britain’s membership in the EU. Although the motion was defeated nearly half the Tory backbenchers voted against the Government. Labour backed the Government position though 19 Labour MPs also voted for the referendum.


Jon Cruddas said:


Will Perrin Court, currently offering sheltered housing to elderly residents, is set to become a homeless hostel after Tory Councillors pushed through planning changes despite massive public opposition.


The night began with Ed Balls circling the packed conference room at Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club selling raffle tickets. After the raffle winners were declared and food was served, the speeches began.

Helping Local Businesses

Small businesses in Dagenham and Rainham are being championed by local MP Jon Cruddas who is taking concrete steps to support and protect them. As part of his campaign Jon brokered a meeting between local florist Lisa Clark and competitor Tesco.

Jon said:

“I’m not against big business but small businesses are the backbone of our High Streets and our economy. We need a balance.