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As schools prepare to return back after an extended break due to Covid-19, places for School Governors are opening up. National education charity ?Governors for Schools' have contacted Jon Cruddas MP as schools across Dagenham and Rainham are in need of committed and skilled volunteers… Read more

Earlier this month, Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham added his name to a cross party campaign urging the Chancellor to ensure countries that are suffering from the economic fallout of Covid-19 pandemic are given the full debt cancellation they… Read more

Matt Hancock handed track and trace to private companies like Serco for big money, but locally led public health teams are doing most of the contact tracing - with a fraction of the funds.

Serco and Sitel are failing on so many fronts, BUT… Read more

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in June 2020 was 6,215. This represents a rate of 8.9% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 6.3%.

There are 3,480 more claimants than… Read more

Earlier this month, Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham was contacted by a number of residents who raised concerns about the accessibility of Rainham Post Office on Wennington Road. The concerns centred on lack of parking provision which could… Read more

This week Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham has joined a broad coalition of parliamentarians, businesses, investors, and civil society organisations to raise their concerns about unethical labour practices in the garment factories across the UK. The campaign, which is… Read more

This week Jon Cruddas MP has backed calls to add a ?Sikh tick box' to the 2021 Census following the issue being raised by Preet Kaur Gill MP, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston. The call, which has been submitted to the Government Cabinet Office and the Office for National… Read more

16 London MPs, including Jon Cruddas have backed a campaign started by Virendra Sharma MP which calls on the Government to maintain free travel for children and young people in the capital.

In the letter to Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, the group of MPs wrote "We are… Read more

Rainham Post Office has been announced a finalist in the Community Engagement category at the Post Office's ?We're Stronger Together' regional awards for Greater London. The awards recognise the efforts made by postmasters across the region to keep branches open during the Covid-19… Read more

At the beginning of July Jon Cruddas MP was contacted by a local resident of Barking and Dagenham who runs a newly launched adults football club called FC Glacier. The idea behind the club was to offer a place for those that love the game but have not made it as professional footballers… Read more

This week is Royal Mail's National Dog Awareness Week (Monday 6 July ? Friday 10 July 2020), a week set aside to raise awareness of the postmen and women who have suffered dog attacks whilst doing their job. Last year 2,445 postal workers were attacked when delivering… Read more

At the end of May Jon Cruddas MP gave his support to a charitable initiative led by Councillor Glenda Paddle with the assistance of other Barking and Dagenham Councillors, who launched a campaign to support women facing period poverty in the local area. Period poverty affects 1 in 10… Read more

This week Jon Cruddas MP has been contacted by a number of constituents raising their concerns about accessibility at Dagenham East Station. Dagenham East is one of many Transport for London stations that is still yet to undergo upgrades to provide step-free access for residents.

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On Wednesday 1 July Barking and Dagenham Council launched its first ?Wild & Free in LBBD' photography competition which runs for two months (July and August). Taking inspiration from The Wildlife Trusts '30 Days Wild' and the National Trust '50 things to do before you're 11 and three… Read more

On 31 March 2020 Jon Cruddas MP contacted the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport urging greater support for local newspapers and independent media outlets. The Government response outlined a programme to take out adverts in local papers as part of their Covid-19… Read more

Marking the 14th anniversary of Labour introduced Armed Forces Day and against the backdrop of a decade of Tory failure to invest in defence, Labour's leadership has supported the relaunch of a renewed Labour Friends of Forces (LFF).

With a new offer to members, fresh mission… Read more

This week Jon Cruddas MP has been contacted by a number of Rainham residents living on Wennington Road, all raising their concerns about the increase in dangerous driving and speeding along the road.

Jon has contacted Havering Council on behalf of residents, citing instances where… Read more

This week the Principle and CEO of Barking and Dagenham College contacted Jon Cruddas MP with details of the economic recovery plan laid out by the Association of Colleges (AoC). The plan is called REBUILD: A skills led recovery and it sets out a clear directive to… Read more

Highlights from the Barking and Dagenham 'One Borough Newsletter' circulated to residents via email on 17.06.2020

How your Councillors have been helping during lockdown

Throughout the lockdown, Barking and Dagenham Councillors have been joining residents by… Read more

The Government's slow and incoherent response to this pandemic and their muddled road map to get us out the other side could hit areas like ours hardest. The early failure to recognise the scale of this crisis means we are already paying the economic price.

The window is closing… Read more

Up to 31st May 2020, 13,000 jobs had been furloughed through the Government's Job Retention Scheme in Dagenham and Rainham constituency, equivalent to around 19% of the population aged 16-64. 21% had been furloughed in the UK.

A further 7,300 claims were… Read more