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.

 

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

Jon Cruddas MP – World Autism Awareness Day

   

On Friday 22.03.2013 Jon Cruddas MP met with local residents and Havering Council’s Head of Street care to hand over a petition raised by local parents. The petition was a response to a road accident involving a child and calls for proper crossing facilities.

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

     

Westminster reception for Saint Francis Hospice

On Wednesday evening Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham attended a reception at Westminster. The reception was for the Community Nurses of Saint Francis Hospice.

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.

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