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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


Jon Cruddas MP was recently contacted by the RSPCA to inform him of the fantastic work of Barking and Dagenham Council who have achieved the PawPrints Gold… Read more

Job Centre

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in October 2021 was 5,150. 

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Jon Cruddas MP received his latest update from c2c this week highlighting recent performance reports, Christmas timetable… Read more

Passive Close

Beam Park Labour campaigners, Matt Stanton and Trevor McKeever met with Clarion Housing Association at Passive Close Rainham to present residents' complaints.… Read more


The latest figures from the NHS show that at the end of September 2021, there were 52,589 people on the waiting list at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. 1077 of these people had been waiting for more than a year for an appointment… Read more

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Sunday 14 November is World Diabetes Day. Over 4 million people in the UK are affected by diabetes, with 400,000 individuals having Type 1. The cause of Type 1 is unknown and is not a consequence of life choices, and many people are likely to have had it since childhood.

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The Barking and Dagenham Carers winter newsletter was published this week. The newsletter shines a light on the amazing work of the carer community across Barking and Dagenham. Jon Cruddas MP has long supported carers and has spoken in the past about the increasing importance… Read more

Remembrance service

Dagenham and Rainham has a long and proud service history and because of this Remembrance Day has always been an important community event. Every year Jon Cruddas MP attends one of the services and sends representatives to lay wreaths at the others. This year wreaths will be… Read more

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Jon Cruddas MP of Dagenham and Rainham has been contacted by several constituents as concerns have been raised on the pay cuts to be faced by Amazon's UK yard marshals. Yard marshals manage the hundreds of trucks and drivers that arrive at Amazon delivery stations and… Read more

In response to the floods that caused so much distress to the lives of Rainham village residents, Jon Cruddas MP stepped in a year ago to bring together Havering Council, Thames Water, Environment Agency and Network Rail to coordinate efforts to protect the area.

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This is going to be a tough winter for millions of people, and more so in areas like Dagenham and Rainham with high levels of food and fuel poverty. The Tory budget will deliver very little for ordinary people, instead prioritising tax breaks for big companies like Amazon… Read more

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The Rivers Trust have revealed that last year in Dagenham and Rainham our rivers had 113 reported sewage overflows which latest for 2,143 hours.

In the last year alone, raw sewage was discharged into UK rivers and seas over 400,000 times. There were 2,… Read more

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has recently published the latest version of its Draft Local Plan, an outline of the borough's growth opportunities over the next 16 years. The document is available to read online, and a public consultation is running until Sunday 28… Read more

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Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham is one of 118 MPs and peers that has written to the recently-appointed Secretary of State for Education Nadhim Zahawi urging him… Read more

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The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in September 2021 was 5,380. 

This represents a rate of 7.7% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 5.0… Read more


Sunday 10 October was World Mental Health Day 2021. Every year on October 10, The World Health Organisation, alongside the charity sector raise awareness of mental health issues. The theme announced for World Mental Health Day 2021 is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World'.

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Just over 90 years ago, at 1:16pm on October 1, 1931, the first Ford vehicle rolled off the production line at what was then Ford's newest global production facility, Ford Dagenham.

Nine decades later with nearly 11 million cars, trucks and tractors… Read more

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*Published in the Barking and Dagenham Post 06.10.21

Last week was Labour Party conference and some of the central themes were work, fairness, and security making Britain the best place to grow up and the best place to grow old in. This is an… Read more


The Ben Kinsella Trust

The Ben Kinsella Trust educates people on the dangers of knife crime and helps them to make positive choices to stay safe. Their workshops aim to change young people's attitudes to knife crime; debunking the myth… Read more

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Jon Cruddas MP has recently been contacted by the Association of Convenient Stores (ACS) regarding the Local Shop Report of 2021.

The report provides a key insight into the convenience store sector, including store and job figures, sales statistics,… Read more