Over the last few months Jon Cruddas was made aware of Havering Councils plans to build 30,000 properties across south Havering including on the green belt and flood plains. This was a major concern for the residents. Jon launched a petition against the plans which has so far accumulated over 1000 signatures.

You can sign online here: www.joncruddas.org.uk  

This month’s General Election result in Dagenham and Rainham was a resounding victory for Labour in the constituency, which saw the collapse of UKIP. Whilst the majority slightly decreased, the share of the vote which Jon Cruddas claimed was an increase of 8.7 per cent. GE2017 recorded the highest voter turnout since the constituency was newly formed in 2010.

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Since March 2017 Jon Cruddas MP has been campaigning for better services at Rainham c2c station. He has contacted residents via post, online consultations and postcard consultations handed out by his Havering Action Team outside Rainham station. The response has been huge. Over 700 commuters contacted Jon expressing their concerns. Questions that were put to commuters focused on services during peak times, for example:

“Would you like to see more carriages during peak times e.g. morning and evening?”

Residents are deeply concerned that their green land and flood plains are going to be concreted over by Havering Council.

Look at Orchard Village. What should have been a model of contemporary social housing is now a national disgrace, a textbook for failure.

Look at Wennington Farm. What should be protected green belt land, with wildlife, flora and fauna, is being lost to gravel extractors bringing seven years of noise and truck pollution to residents.

Look at Dovers Green. This prime green land in the heart of the community is being tossed away to greedy developers. The sad fact of the matter is that Havering’s housing policy is not fit for purpose.

If you care about our green land, our communal spaces, our environment - please sign the petition below - and let's say NO to Havering's plans to concrete over our communities.

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Scooter and quad bike gangs are the new scourge on our streets and it's time that police took decisive action.This is not some form of anti-social behaviour. This is criminal behaviour that is terrorising young and old. Yesterday a 19-year-old was injured after being pushed off his moped in Porters Road - the latest in a string of incidents.Fortunately I understand the young man is not seriously injured. But it really is only a matter of time before we are dealing with a graver event.My team recently carried out a survey into crime and anti-social behaviour and found 95 per cent of people said the problem had got worse in recent years. As MP for the area for the last 16 years I have to, sadly, agree. I now intend to take this matter up with the Borough Commander for Dagenham, Rainham, Elm Park and South Hornchurch. We need to look at a host of ways of tackling the scourge of these scooter gangs. On one level that could mean speed cameras and traffic-calming measures. But what I really want to see is a decisive commitment by police to treat these as serious crimes and back that up with extra patrols and a determination to investigate all such incidents as a priority.If you agree that it's time for police to prioritise action against the scooter gangs, please sign this petition.
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On the 31st of January Jon Cruddas MP wrote to Havering Planning and Permission Homes regarding planning for the redevelopment of Rainham Library and surrounding offices. Jon received several concerns from residents regarding the plans to build 62 new homes, with associated roads, parking, hardsurfacing, landscaping, boundary treatment, refuse stores, and electrical substation and means of access to and from Broadway.

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Theresa May has called a snap General Election.The PM claimed in her speech that this call for a General Election comes after a period of Tory led stability – however all I see is policy chaos and an angry electorate. She says this is an election about Brexit but until now has said she cannot tell us her plans for Brexit as this would give away her negotiating strategy.I welcome the opportunity that this election will bring. Britain is ready for a Labour alternative to this chaotic, shambling Tory government. This election will be a chance for people to choose what future they want for our country. The choice couldn’t be simpler: chaos under the Tories, or a Labour led society that works for working people, and fights for the best possible deal in the aftermath of our exit from the EU.I know where I stand. I stand on the side of the people of Dagenham and Rainham. We have fought and won too many battles as a community to allow the Tories carte blanche with our futures.Over the coming eight weeks I will be calling on local people to campaign with me to protect the achievements delivered by Labour across Dagenham, Rainham, South Hornchurch and Elm Park.Are you with me? Let me know below.Kind regards Jon
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There has been increased concern regarding inadequate access to GP’s in the Barking, Dagenham and Havering areas. According to a recent press report the borough or Barking and Dagenham has been ranked the third worst place to see a GP in London, and the fourth worst in the country - a position that Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham is eager to see change.  This is due in part to an ageing GP workforce, which leads to frequent retirements, as well as a lack of affordable new doctors, and an underfunded Primary Care Trust.

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