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 dedicated to the residents of Barking and Dagenham and is a proud Dagenham-born man himself.
Peter's Dedication to The Borough
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 teachers think they help children settle before class. A further 97% of teachers agree on the importance of having something to eat in the morning before school, especially when getting back into a routine after the summer holidays.
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%. There are 235 less claimants than in August 2021 and there are 2,645 more claimants than in March 2020 before the UK lockdown began. Note the majority of this increase happed in March-May 2020 at the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.