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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 to make an "early… 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

Baby books

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



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 found a… 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 following… Read more

Breakfast club

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


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