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January 2015

Jon Cruddas MP - Love and Work

Jan 29, 2015

Today Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham & Rainham and Coordinator of Labour's Policy Review gave a speech to The Relationships Alliance. The speech was titled: Love and Work. The full transcript can be read by clicking HERE


Your views: Proposed new bridge linking Rainham to Belvedere

Jan 28, 2015

The Greater London Council and TfL are currently considering a new bridge linking Rainham to Belvedere. The suggested crossing would operate on a toll system similar to that of the Dartford Crossing.

As in all key planning decisions affecting the local community, such as the proposed prison south of the old A13 or the future of the civic centre in Dagenham, I believe it is vital that you are consulted, so that your views are heard loud and clear about this proposal.

As your Member of Parliament I am writing to ask for your views.

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.

December unemployment stats for Dagenham & Rainham

Jan 22, 2015

The number of Jobseeker's Allowance claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in December 2014 was 1,710. This represents a rate of 3.5% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 176th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

Sign the Petition to Save the Civic

Jan 14, 2015

Sign the petition by clicking here

Further updates about the Civic Centre campaign can be found here.

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.

Emergency Departments under pressure

Jan 06, 2015

Due to a lack of resources and overstretched services, the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital Trust is urging local residents to use alternative services to alleviate pressure from the Accident & Emergency departments of both Queen’s and King Georges Hospitals.