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Jon Cruddas MP today welcomed the news that Atos Healthcare, the private company contracted by the Department of Work and Pensions to undertake Work Capability Assessments of people claiming disability benefits, will be exiting from its contract a year earlier than planned.… Read more

Last week the Government announced their budget for the 2014/15 financial year. Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas responded to the budget finding a lack of substance that would help people in Dagenham and Rainham.

Jon Cruddas MP said… Read more

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in February 2014 was 2,440. This represents a rate of 5.0% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 184th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of… Read more

On Friday 14th March Jon Cruddas, Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham Incorporating South Hornchurch and Elm Park, held a public meeting to discuss the Cost of Living with residents in Dewy Road, Dagenham.

The event was the second in a series… Read more

Dagenham funeral director Jeremy West has been awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace. The owner of West & Coe, which has operated in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham since 1903 was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire by HRH Duke Of Cambridge for… Read more

A recent public meeting saw many Rainham residents express their concerns with the continued use of Damyns Hall Aerodrome as a pop concert venue.

Last year saw the site play host to a number of events that effected residents. Numerous complaints were… Read more

Jon Cruddas MP visited Dagenham's The Golden Fish on Friday and handed over a bottle of champagne to the owners and staff to celebrate their being named best chip shop in the whole of the South East of England.

The Golden Fish is a family-run business… Read more

At a ceremony on Friday 28th February, Jon Cruddas MP proudly presented the Freedom of the Borough of Barking and Dagenham to Ms Glenda Paddle and Mr Daniel O'Sullivan. Their selfless dedication to help and improve the lives of others within the borough has seen the two clock… Read more

Jon Cruddas Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham, Incorporating South Hornchurch and Elm Park, has been contacted by a number of residents in Melville and Cowper Road, Rainham regarding the ongoing parking problems there. Many residents have… Read more

Improvement works at Rainham Road South will begin 10 March 2014 to make it easier for drivers and pedestrians accessing the former Sanofi site.

A new junction will be installed with new improved pedestrian crossings when work starts in March at… Read more

Between April 2010 and June 2013 Ofsted the official body for inspecting schools embarked on a review of children's centres up and down the country. Out of 152 areas and over 1750 centres inspected, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham came out on top as providing the… Read more

On Saturday 8th February Jon Cruddas, Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham incorporating South Hornchurch and Elm Park, held a public meeting to discuss the Cost of Living with residents in Marks Gate.

The event was the first in a series of… Read more

Jon Cruddas MP has been contacted by many residents within Rainham and Wennington over the past few months regarding proposals to establish a Gravel and Mineral Extraction site on East Hall Farm in the heart of Wennington.

Havering Aggregates Limited,… Read more

It's a new year and the Tory-led coalition is introducing yet another hike in travel costs across the capital. The fares across busses, overground, underground and rail services are set to rise by up to 3.1 per cent on Sunday 19th January. Not only will this rise in fares put… Read more

It's that time of year again and I would like to take this opportunity to wish every family, community and neighbourhood in Dagenham, Rainham, South Hornchurch and Elm Park a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

I know that for many… Read more

Last Friday Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham held his much anticipated Christmas card prize event. With 10 local schools and businesses from all over the constituency, this year was bigger than ever. Over 150 people attended the event, including the 21 school winners and… Read more

Earlier this year the Ministry of Justice, London Mayor Boris Johnson and Sir Edward Lister, the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Policy, unveiled renewed plans to build a 2,000 capacity prison between Dagenham and Rainham on the Beam Park site. Following seven months of tireless… Read more

Following the great success of the 2012 Christmas card competition, Jon Cruddas the local MP for Dagenham and Rainham is now facing another few weeks of sleepless nights. With ten local schools taking part and eighteen businesses sponsoring the competition, this year there are… Read more

Millard Terrace garden project

On 14th November the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Tenants Participation Team, along with council staff, and the Millard Kids Club met with Susanna Wallis from Growing Communities Dagenham Starter… Read more