Jon Cruddas is backing a Bill being introduced by Labour MP Karen Buck this Friday 19 January which will give renters a new legal right to ensure their home is ‘fit for human habitation’.

The new legislation, long campaigned for by Labour, could help renters in thousands of dangerously unfit properties across London.

This week the Government have announced that community pharmacies will face a 12% cut on current funding levels for the rest of this financial year, and a 7.4% cut on current levels the year after.

The pharmacy sector expect the effect of these cuts to be devastating and the government Minister previously responsible for pharmacy funding estimated earlier this year that up to 3,000, a quarter of all pharmacies, could close because of these cuts.

Monday 10th October (today) is World Mental Health Day, and with rising mental health issues nationally this year more charities and organisations are working together to raise awareness. This year the theme set by the Mental Health Foundation is psychological first aid, and they are encouraging ‘Tea & Talk’ events across the country to help raise awareness about the support that people can provide to those in distress. You can find out more about these events, and how to host your own by clicking HERE

Barking and Dagenham is continuing its historic commitment to house building, with huge regeneration projects across the borough, all funded by the innovative Estates Renewal Programme. At the core of the programme are plans to modernise The Leys in Dagenham Village and Gascoigne Estate in Barking.

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham responds to the initial boundary change proposals:

First published on 24/07/2016 in the Financial Times, the latest article by Jon Cruddas MP can be found by clicking HERE

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Just a few short months ago the Labour Party suffered a devestating defeat across the UK at the General Election. Since then Jon Cruddas MP has been coordinating an independent inquiry into why Labour lost. The aim of the inquiry is to find out why Labour lost so that it can effectively rebuild by addressing the issues that it failed to address in the build up to May 2015.

The first findings of the inquiry can be found by clicking HERE

The original article was published on LabourList

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Last week’s General Election result in Dagenham & Rainham was a testament to all the hard work of the past five years. It is an honour and a privilege to be re-elected as the local Member of Parliament and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that voted.

Today Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham & Rainham and Coordinator of Labour's Policy Review gave a speech to The Relationships Alliance. The speech was titled: Love and Work. The full transcript can be read by clicking HERE

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Jon Cruddas MP has urged MPs from all parties to back Labour’s attempt to scrap the Bedroom Tax by Christmas. Labour has forced a debate and vote in parliament taking place today (Wednesday 17th December) on the Bedroom Tax.

Jon Cruddas MP is in full support of the vote and will be present at the House today to cast his vote.

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