Thursday 12th April 2012 

'I'm going to bring back 50% of market rents ceiling in London'

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council set out its priorities for the coming years this week, placing an emphasis on its aim to do what it can to improve the lives of local residents in tough financial times. The plans drew praise from the Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas, who praised the “fantastic work” of the council in developing its vision for the future.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has teamed up with the Barking and Dagenham Post to  campaign for better housing  for tenants.

Jon is calling for irresponsible landlords to be "named and shamed" if they fail top provide a safe and healthy living environment.

Jon Cruddas MP said: "There are many good private landlords out there but there are those who fail to take their full responsibility to provide a safe and healthy environment.


You can read the parliamentary transcript of the debate here


Jon speaks out on private landlords

The Coalition Government has ditched Labour's pledge to regulate the private rented sector to prevent tennants suffering from a minority of bad landlords. Jon highlights a recent report from Shelter on the issue and sought assurances from the Government.

You can read the debate here