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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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

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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

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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

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Jon Cruddas MP has recently been contacted by The Booktrust who provided information about their newly refreshed Bookstart Baby programme, and how it will reach families across the constituency of Dagenham and Rainham.

The Bookstart Baby package… Read more

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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

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 *Photo from BHRUT Twitter feed.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust that it must make improvements to the maternity services at Queens Hospital in Romford, Essex… Read more

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This week, Jon Cruddas MP was contacted by Kellogg's to inform him that their Breakfast Club grants programme for Schools has reopened this week.

Breakfast Clubs are critical for many schools, with research from Kellogg's finding that 60 percent of… Read more

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Councillor Peter Chand

This month, Jon Cruddas MP's team had the pleasure of meeting with Peter Chand who is a Labour Councillor for River Ward in Barking and Dagenham. He is also the former Mayor of the borough. Peter is very… Read more

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Following last week's revelations which highlighted the Government had pulled funding for a new station on the Beam Park development site, Jon Cruddas MP has now learned that the proposed new c2c station was fully funded by the Greater London Authority and developers. In… Read more

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Saint Francis Hospice reached out to Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham regarding the government's 3% pay increase for NHS workers. St Francis have asked Jon to write to the CCG, Secretary of State for Health and Chancellor to ensure Hospice workers will also receive this… Read more

Protestors

On Friday (10.09.21) residents of Dagenham Village met with Jon Cruddas MP on Church Street to accept a petition against the Controlled Parking Zone due to be introduced to the area imminently. Despite the majority of residents voting against the scheme, the council are… Read more

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Katherine Edmunds of Blacksmiths Lane Rainham reached out to Jon Cruddas as her MP to join her and her father, Peter Pears on Wednesday 8 September to commemorate the loss of her brother and Peter's son, Matt  who died as a result of the Covid pandemic.

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On Monday 6 September Jon Cruddas MP was contacted by the government with details of a new Covid-19 Test Centre in Dagenham which opened on the same day. The new test centre is located at the Ballard Road Car Park, The Leys, RM10 9TP and will be a ‘walk-through' local… Read more

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This week the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published constituency level data which highlighted the devastating impact of the government's planned £20 cut to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit.

The analysis shows that… Read more

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Residents of Berwick Road Rainham are campaigning to persuade TfL to stop double decker buses on this part of the route due to causing cracks in their homes.

Dennis Clark and neighbours have raised complaints with TfL and Stagecoach, the bus operator,… Read more

Jon Cruddas MP's office were recently contacted by the London Riverside Church on Parsloes Avenue to inform us of their upcoming Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Life Skills Course.

CAP Life Skills offers practical advice from trained coaches on the… Read more