Over the past few weeks Jon’s constituency office has been filling up with thousands of bright, creative and innovative Christmas cards designed by pupils from all over of the constituency. The standard of the cards has improved yet again this year and with such an outstanding array it has taken many days, and night’s deliberation for Jon to finally decide on a winner.

One overall winner this year is Diani Ulakanathan from William Ford C of E Junior School. Diani’s card will be printed and sent out to over 3000 people. In addition to this there is an overall runner up and a winner and runner up from every school that participated in the competition. The presentation event will be held on Friday 7th of December at Coventry University, Dagenham. Not only will the children get to meet Jon Cruddas MP, but Santa will also be popping by to congratulate the lucky winners!

Jon Commented: “It’s been another fantastic competition, recently it’s Brexit that’s kept me awake at night, but this week it was the Christmas card competition! There were thousands of cards to choose from and it was a really tough decision to choose the winner. The turnout this year was outstanding as always which makes it all worthwhile. Our winner has captured the spirit of Christmas wonderfully, thank you Diani!”

“As with last year, we are giving the winning pupils the chance to choose a prize, asking them what they really want for Christmas. Instead of presenting the children with pre-chosen prizes I think this is a way to make it extra special.”

Local businesses that have supported the competition this year include: Coventry University, C2C/Trenitalia, West Ham United, John Samuel Estates, London City Airport, Tesco, Countryside Properties UK Ltd, RCIB (Right Choice Insurance Brokers), Elevate, Dagenham & Redbridge FC, London East, GMB B10, Port of London Authority, Mulalley and Company Ltd, Rainham Steel, Nicholas James, Thompson Solicitors, Diamond Lady T, Kusadasi Taverna, Ernrick Motors Ltd, West & Coe Funeral Directors, NUT (National Union of Teachers), Unite The Union and West Ham United Football Club Limited

Jon Cruddas MP