Jon Cruddas MP mobilises Dagenham and Rainham against the prison plans

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham recently circulated a community focus survey centred on the local NHS. The survey called for people to support the campaign against closures at King George’s Hospital. The survey also asked if people thought more resources should be invested to sort out the increasing problems at Queen’s Hospital.

We are pleased to announce that ‘Campaign packs’ are now available to local residents wishing to do some canvassing and petition collecting down their street. The packs also include window posters and information sheets on the possible disadvantages of having a large scale prison facility in the local area. Please fill in the form below to request one.

Over the past couple of days payday loan companies have been hitting the headlines, highlighting an emerging ‘out of control’ sub-culture of high interest money lending. Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has thrown his support behind a local credit union to promote responsible loans and secure, informed financial options.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in April 2013 was 3,504. This represents a rate of 7.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 115th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

Small Charity Week 2013: June 17th – June 22nd

British Telecom (BT) is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading apprenticeship providers and has recently been recognised by the Learning Skills Council. BT is constantly working with learning providers across the country to help develop their ever growing apprenticeship scheme.

  

Last Friday Google held a workshop in Dagenham to help promote local business and train people how best to expand their businesses on the internet. Over 40 representatives from local businesses across Dagenham and Rainham came to the event to take advantage of the free advice and help on offer from Google’s experts.

The campaign against the prison is well underway, Jon Cruddas’s campaign team have been working hard to ensure that the proposals have not been slipped in through the back door.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in March 2013 was 3,584. This represents a rate of 7.4% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 120th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

The number of claimants is 122 lower than in March 2012 and 3 lower than in February 2013. These data are not seasonally adjusted.

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