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.

Dagenham Police Station saved!

Following many months of consultation, decisions have finally been made with regard to the boroughs police stations.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in February 2013 was 3,587. This represents a rate of 7.4% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 122nd highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

Reassurances over the new trains on the District Line

     

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