The total number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in August 2016 was 1,612. This represents a rate of 3.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 174th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.4%.

Last week’s General Election result in Dagenham & Rainham was a testament to all the hard work of the past five years. It is an honour and a privilege to be re-elected as the local Member of Parliament and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that voted.