General Election 2024

This website was established whilst I was an MP. From 30th May 2024 to 4th July 2024 there are no Members of Parliament due to the dissolution of Parliament and the General Election. I will not be standing again at the General Election. 

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Jon at Beam Park



The Government has decided to withdraw approval to create a new station on the Beam Park development. The station on the c2c line was to service the well over 3,500 new homes off New Road between Rainham and Dagenham Dock. The Labour MP for Dagenham and Rainham is taking up the issue the Government's Secretary of State for Transport and has raised a petition. Please sign the petition here 

My current campaigns

Jon in Parliament

Jon Cruddas MP has pursued his campaign to halt the rip off being suffered by leaseholders and shared owners of apartments. Service charges levied by freeholders of blocks of flats have been escalating to the point where… Read more

Jon in Wennington

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham has stated his strong opposition to the recent pre planning application to excavate a sand and gravel quarry at Rainham Lodge Farm, Berwick Road.

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Jon in Westminster

Dagenham and Rainham Labour MP, Jon Cruddas, successfully called for a debate in Parliament on the funding crisis engulfing Havering Council. The debate took place on Tuesday 28 November.

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Our successes

Dagenham Civic Centre campaigners
Civic Centre
After eighteen months of campaigning, which included a survey to all 30,000 households in Dagenham, over 4,000 petition signatures, 33 video testimonies from members of the public, and a candle lit vigil which attracted over 400 local residents – the future of the iconic Dagenham Civic Centre was… READ MORE
Jon with anti prison campaigns
In the last seven years there have been two proposals to build a ‘super-prison' in Dagenham & Rainham, and both times the community mobilised and knocked the plans back. In 2009 15,000 residents signed a petition against the proposals to build a 1,500 capacity prison at the Beam Park site.… READ MORE
Jon and team outside police station
Police Station
On Wednesday 1st November 2017 On Wednesday 1st November 2017 after a three month campaign led by Jon Cruddas MP, and supported by the council, the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime has announced that Dagenham police station has been saved. This was an another example of people power winning.… READ MORE

Latest Dagenham News

LBBD Wild and Free

Jon Cruddas MP was recently contacted by the Park Rangers Team at LBBD Council in regard to upcoming Rangers Events and their 2024 Wild & Free Competition. 

There are a range of events this Summer hosted by the Park Rangers Team, including: 

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Jon Cruddas MP received his latest update from c2c this week informing him of upcoming strike action and highlighting their recent work over the last few weeks. See full details below. 

Latest Rainham News

Jon speaking

Jon Cruddas, Labour MP for Dagenham and Rainham has formally submitted his objections to the proposals to close the South Hornchurch and Elm Park libraries that serve residents in his constituency. 

Jon said “I recognise the extremely difficult financial position Havering Council… Read more


Jon Cruddas MP recently attended the ANZAC Day commemoration. 

ANZAC Day is remembered every year at a ceremony on Dovers Green Rainham. Dovers Green is at the heart of the New Zealand Estate which was built in the 1950s and named in memory of those soldiers from Australia and New… Read more

Maytree Close

Residents of Maytree Close Rainham have expressed their outright opposition to a developer’s plans to build 4 town houses on a former community amenity area.

The Maytree Close residents contacted Jon Cruddas MP with their strong concerns about the development and after… Read more

Community Focus


Last month, Jon Cruddas MP’s team had the pleasure of speaking with Councillor Matt Stanton the Labour Ward Councillor for Beam Park Ward in Havering. Matt was… Read more


Last month, Jon Cruddas MP’s team had the pleasure of speaking with the Dagenham Rugby Union Football Club. Dagenham RUFC was started in 1991 by a group of friends… Read more

Glen and Gill Zarach Havering

Bex Wilson is a Deputy Head Teacher at an inner-city Primary School in Leeds. In 2017, whilst teaching an 11-year-old boy, she noticed he wasn’t his usual happy… Read more

ILA photo

This month, Jon Cruddas MP’s team had the pleasure and privilege of meeting with The Independent Living Agency (ILA). The Independent Living Agency is based in… Read more

The selfless volunteers at Dagenham Foodbank.

This month, Jon Cruddas MP’s team had the pleasure of meeting with Dagenham Foodbank. Dagenham Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust which is a charity that works… Read more



A playgroup/pre-school in Rainham that was founded in 1971 is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  Brenda Dorman, the original founder of Chandlers Chatters playgroup/pre-school, was inspired to open a playgroup because of her own children. Once she… Read more