MP Calls on Havering Council to Save Our Libraries

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 is in. I held a debate in Parliament to bring attention to Havering’s dilemma and seek support from the Government last November. But there is a long term cost to short term savings.

Unemployed Claimant Count September 2021

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.