On the 9th September, Jon Cruddas MP signed a cross-party letter to the Chinese Ambassador, Liu Xiaoming, condemning the oppression of the Uighurs.
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This week Trevor McKeever, a member of Jon Cruddas MP's south Havering action team and 2018 local election candidate has received a prize from Rainham Tesco in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the community during lockdown.
Trevor McKeever volunteered his time as part… Read more
This week the government unveiled the details of the upcoming Affordable Housing Programme which outlined a £12bn investment running from 2021 to 2026. The programme aims to increase affordable home ownership, but a government spokesperson stated that the majority of homes will be… Read more
World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. Every year organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.
Each year has… Read more
This week (Sept 7 ? Sept 13) is Air Ambulance Week which is an opportunity for all the UK's air ambulance charities to celebrate their life-saving services. For London's Air Ambulance Charity, this will be the first large scale fundraising opportunity since the pandemic.
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On Thursday 27th August it was announced that Barking and Dagenham will be hosting three Covid-19 testing sites. The first testing site at Mayesbrook Park Car Park, Lodge Avenue, Dagenham RM8 2JR opened last week, Thursday 3rd September. The site is open from 8am-8pm every day.
Over the last few weeks Jon Cruddas MP has been contacted by concerned residents in Mark's Gate regarding ongoing development works around the Billet Road area. Resident's of Coral Close and Uplands Road allege that Redbridge Council failed to consult ahead of a large residential… Read more
At the beginning of the year the government took the decision to approve a second mass waste incinerator at Belvedere, a decision which had the potential to damage human health, air quality and biodiversity across Rainham, South Hornchurch and the Bexley area.
Jon Cruddas MP who… Read more
Jon Cruddas MP has received an update from the Crossrail Ltd Board following this week's announcement that the central section of the Elizabeth Line could not open in summer 2021.
The Board explained that delivery of the… Read more
Following the flash floods over the weekend Jon Cruddas MP has been speaking to residents in Dagenham that were affected. It seems that there were very few severe incidents compared to those in the south of Havering, with the most widespread problem being caused to roads.
Jon has… Read more
Over the last few days Jon Cruddas MP has been liaising with residents who have suffered as a result of flooding in the Rainham area to try and ensure that support is in place for those that need it. Today Jon has written to the Chief Executive of Havering Council raising concerns about… Read more
Following last night's torrential downpour many residents in the Rainham area have been affected by heavy flooding. Many have contacted Jon Cruddas MP asking him to make representations to Havering Council on their behalf.
This morning (Sunday 16 August) Jon Cruddas contacted the… Read more
This week in the wake of the A-Level results fiasco, Jon Cruddas MP contacted the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, voicing his concerns. Tens of thousands of young people were left let down and perturbed due to the Government grading system which caused the widespread… Read more
The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in July 2020 was 6,445. This represents a rate of 9.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 6.3%.… Read more
As schools prepare to return back after an extended break due to Covid-19, places for School Governors are opening up. National education charity ?Governors for Schools' have contacted Jon Cruddas MP as schools across Dagenham and Rainham are in need of committed and skilled volunteers… Read more
Earlier this month, Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham added his name to a cross party campaign urging the Chancellor to ensure countries that are suffering from the economic fallout of Covid-19 pandemic are given the full debt cancellation they… Read more
Matt Hancock handed track and trace to private companies like Serco for big money, but locally led public health teams are doing most of the contact tracing - with a fraction of the funds.
Serco and Sitel are failing on so many fronts, BUT… Read more
The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in June 2020 was 6,215. This represents a rate of 8.9% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 6.3%.
There are 3,480 more claimants than… Read more
Earlier this month, Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham was contacted by a number of residents who raised concerns about the accessibility of Rainham Post Office on Wennington Road. The concerns centred on lack of parking provision which could… Read more
This week Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham has joined a broad coalition of parliamentarians, businesses, investors, and civil society organisations to raise their concerns about unethical labour practices in the garment factories across the UK. The campaign, which is… Read more
This week Jon Cruddas MP has backed calls to add a ?Sikh tick box' to the 2021 Census following the issue being raised by Preet Kaur Gill MP, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston. The call, which has been submitted to the Government Cabinet Office and the Office for National… Read more