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This year has been unlike any other in our lifetime, and very few of us will find ourselves sorry to see the back of 2020. As we approach an altogether different Christmas from what we are used to, I think it is important to… Read more

This week the rollout of the Covid vaccine in north east London has begun, with vaccinations being offered at ten Primary Care Network (PCN) sites with more to come. A vaccination hub at Queen's Hospital in Romford also goes live this week, see: Read more

In 2019 London City Airport undertook an extensive 16-week public consultation on their draft master plan which proposed airport expansion and a change to operating hours. The plans raised a number of concerns which ranged from increased noise pollution in flight path areas to issues of… Read more

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On Monday 14 December the Trussell Trust Rainham Foodbank are hosting ?A Hope for the Season' via YouTube. The event will be a virtual Christmas party for the community, and in particular those that rely on the services they provide throughout the year.

The event will… Read more

After over two years fighting against a second mass waste incinerator in Belvedere the case is finally closed, and the Government approved site will now go ahead. Jon Cruddas MP launched a campaign against the proposals back in 2018 when all reports suggested it would damage air quality… Read more

Over the course of the last few months c2c have been in the process of adapting services to meet the needs of customers. Covid-19 has seen a significant drop in journeys. In October, the number of daily travellers had risen to a high of 42% of pre-Covid levels. By the end of November… Read more

At the end of October Jon Cruddas MP signed a letter calling on the Government to break its silence and speak out against the recent violence surrounding protests in Nigeria. The letter was sent in response to the incident that took place in Lagos on 21 October. The full letter which was… Read more

Dear Rishi Sunak,

I am writing to you today to condemn your upcoming plans for a pay freeze to the public sector. Public sector workers have kept our country going during this pandemic. Thousands of them lost their lives in the process. By freezing… Read more

The reports of closure early in the New Year of the Spring Farm GP surgery in Upminster Road North have brought about protests from local residents.

Dagenham and Rainham Labour MP, Jon Cruddas said in response to people getting in touch with him this week, "This is the latest in a… Read more

In October, ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review, Jon Cruddas MP co-signed a letter calling on the Department for Education to extend Free School Meal provision to more children in poverty.

Free School Meals were first established in 1906 and despite the changing eligibility… Read more

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in October 2020 was 6,330. This represents a rate of 9.1% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 6.3%.

There are 3,595 more claimants… Read more

This week Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham has pledged his support for a campaign being led by Electrical Safety First to proper regulate the online sale of electrical goods.

Due to poor regulation of online sales, it is all too easy to unknowingly buy unsafe goods online.… Read more

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham highlights "critical" role played by Youth Workers in the face of overwhelming Government cuts.

In support of Youth Work Week 2020 Jon Cruddas has sounded the alarm as youth centres and organisations face breaking point during the Coronavirus… Read more

*image from Long Live the Local parliamentary reception 2019

Britain's beer and pub industry has been hit hard by the Covid-19 epidemic and faces a more challenging time than it has ever experienced in the past. In light of the current situation, campaign group Long Live… Read more

On Wednesday 4 November the Angling Trust released a statement with guidelines for the second lockdown. Under the new rules fishing is still allowed as long as anglers follow the guidelines which can be found on the Angling Trust website here: Read more

Last month the Government put forward a deal to bailout Transport for London at a huge cost to Londoners, this was resoundingly rejected by the Mayor of London and London MPs. Sadiq Khan has now secured an eleventh-hour agreement to keep the tube, busses and other… Read more

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham for September 2020 was 6,580. This represents a rate of 9.4% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 6.5%.

This is the highest rate of unemployed claimants since the… Read more

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in September 2020 was 6,580. This represents a rate of 9.4% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 6.5%.

There are 3,845 more claimants… Read more

Today campaign group, Power for People, thanked local MP, Jon Cruddas, for supporting a new Bill in Parliament that would help rebuild local economies whilst increasing clean energy generation.

The proposed new law, known as the Local Electricity Bill, is supported by over 200 MPs… Read more

The Mayor of London has been told that if he does not accept the Government's demands which include higher taxes, fare hikes and extending the congestion charge zone out to the A406, then they will seize control of Transport for London and will not deliver the bailout that the service… Read more

From September this year The Book Trust sent out a ?Time to Read' pack to every reception age child who starts school across Dagenham and Rainham, and the rest of the country. This year they distributed over 740,000 ?Time to Read' packs across England reaching the families of children… Read more