The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in August 2021 was 5,775. This represents a rate of 8.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 5.2%.

There are 145 less claimants than in July 2021 and there are 3,040 more claimants than in March 2020 before the UK lockdown began. Note the majority of this increase happed in March-May 2020 at the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

 

Following rumours that the opening of a new Beam Park c2c station between Rainham and Dagenham Dock had been pushed back due to funding issues, Jon Cruddas MP has now been informed that the promised delivery has been cancelled.

 

Saint Francis Hospice reached out to Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham regarding the government’s 3% pay increase for NHS workers. St Francis have asked Jon to write to the CCG, Secretary of State for Health and Chancellor to ensure Hospice workers will also receive this increase with full financial support from the Government.

 

Katherine Edmunds of Blacksmiths Lane Rainham reached out to Jon Cruddas as her MP to join her and her father, Peter Pears on Wednesday 8 September to commemorate the loss of her brother and Peter’s son, Matt  who died as a result of the Covid pandemic.

 

Following the devastating Afghanistan Crisis, many of Jon Cruddas MP’s constituents have asked how they can help, donate or assist those coming over to seek asylum in the UK.

This week the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published constituency level data which highlighted the devastating impact of the government's planned £20 cut to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit.

Residents of Berwick Road Rainham are campaigning to persuade TfL to stop double decker buses on this part of the route due to causing cracks in their homes.

In 1921, the recently elected Poplar Borough Council found itself on the wrong end of a ruling by the High Court and 30 Councillors were sent to jail for Contempt of Court.

Their crime was a refusal to collect the cross-London precept for the London County Council, the Metropolitan Police, the Metropolitan Asylums Board and the Metropolitan Water Board from their poverty stricken residents.

The Poplar 100 project was established by the George Lansbury Trust to mark the centenary of the rebellion.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in July 2021 was 6,025. This represents a rate of 8.6% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 5.4%.

There are 40 more claimants than in June 2021 and there are 3,290 more claimants than in March 2020 before the UK lockdown began. Note the majority of this increase happed in March-May 2020 at the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Earlier in the year Jon Cruddas MP and the Labour team in Rainham raised concerns about the poor state of repair of Upminster Road North. The local MP had been contacted by residents in the northern part of the ward who all expressed that the road was now becoming dangerous for drivers due to potholes and other damage to the carriageway.

After mounting pressure, Havering Council have now responded to the Dagenham and Rainham MP to confirm that the whole of Upminster Road North will be resurfaced in September (next month).

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