The Ministry of Justice have recently contacted London Mayor Boris Johnson outlining the government’s strategy to establish a new modern prison with a 2000 place capacity in Dagenham. The original plans that were put forward in 2009 for a 1500 capacity prison were fought against by thousands of constituents and the proposal was overthrown. These new plans propose a larger facility than the one put forward in 2009.

The following article was written by Reporter Ian Weinfass, and published by the Romford Recorder on 13th April 2012. You can find the original article here: edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx

Six-year fight for compensation successful at last in landmark decision

The following article was published by the Barking and Dagenham Post on the 4th April 2012. You can find the original article here: edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx

Dagenham MP Jon  Cruddas is supporting a  prostrate cancer campaign aimed at identifying a national set of  standards for the care of  sufferers.

Jon Cruddas MP: "The changes to the welfare and council tax benefts that were intorduced this month are hitting the local community hard. Many constituents have already raised their concerns through my office. I would be much obliged if you would take a few moments to fill in the survey below. Your views and opinions surrounding the 'bedroom tax' will be invaluable in the coming months when we look at the national impact."National Housing Federation statistics reveal that 1,216 households will be hit by the government’s ‘Bedroom Tax’ locally in Dagenham, Rainham, South Hornchurch and Elm Park. It is predicted that these households will lose an average of £728 a year. The report is broken down by constituency and highlights that the Bedroom Tax will hit 660,000 households nationwide, two thirds of them home to someone with a disability.

 

Local Business Accelerators Competition: Local MP congratulates businesses in Dagenham and Rainham

Jon Cruddas to co-host innovative Google event in Dagenham:

Local businesses encouraged to sign up for a free digital session

Jon Cruddas MP – World Autism Awareness Day

   

Community Focus: Dagenham and Redbridge FC

Dagenham and Redbridge FC (The Daggers) are committed to being at the heart of the Local Community and the club is more than just football.

Community:

Remploy presentation

Over the past few months Jon has been running an online forum for local residents to send their best wishes to the sacked Remploy workers. The amount of messages that were received as a result was astounding.

Following the online survey Jon collated the messages from the people of Dagenham and Rainham, and on Friday 22.03.2013 presented them in the form of a plaque to representatives of the Remploy factory.

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