Jon Cruddas MP moved his constituency office to a new location on Thursday 4th February. The move caused a number of disruptions, but Jon and his team have now confirmed that normal business has resumed. The staff are all still working from home in line with government guidance.

The new postal address is:

The Boundary Review entered its next phase today, with all comments and suggested proposal amendments received during the initial consultation being published online. The initial comments can be found by using the filter bar on the left of the webpage and selecting ‘Dagenham and Rainham Boro Const' in the ‘Existing Constituency' drop down menu. The link to the website is here:

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham responds to the initial boundary change proposals:

This year has been a turbulent journey for Dagenham & Rainham with the local authority suffering even more cuts to services from the government, which has impacted hard on people that live and work in the local area. Throughout the year I have opposed the cuts, starting the year with the fight to save the Dagenham Civic Centre.

Last Thursday Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham held two successive public consultation meetings in Dagenham. The meetings were organised to address the growing local concern around the proposals from the Ministry of Justice to build a 2000 capacity prison facility on the Beam Park site between Dagenham and Rainham. The meetings were a huge success giving local residents the chance to ask Jon questions and explain their concerns for the local area.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in November 2012 was 3,537.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in August 2012 was 3,379. This represents a rate of 7.6% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 139th highest of the 650 UK