Last week MPs in parliament finally voted to approve a Brexit deal. Jon Cruddas MP, who was elected in 2017 and 2019 on a mandate to respect the outcome of the referendum, voted in favour of the deal. His full statement can be found below.
Jon Cruddas MP is inviting everyone in Dagenham and Rainham to get involved in this year's UK Parliament Week and join a UK-wide conversation about our democracy, people power and making change happen.
UK Parliament Week is an annual festival organised by the UK Parliament Education and Engagement Team, a service of the House of Commons and the House of Lords which seeks to inform and educate all citizens about the work and role of the UK Parliament.
This week Jon Cruddas MP joined eighteen other Labour MPs urging the EU Commission and EU27 not to delay Brexit further. The letters to Jean Claude Juncker and to Donald Tusk outline that the EU authorities should "work night and day, if required, to agree a deal."
Teachers from 10 schools in Barking and Dagenham have been congratulated for their role in an innovative pilot to help improve how schools support children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs at an event in Parliament today.
At the launch of the results today, teachers from William Bellamy school in Dagenham presented to an audience of fellow teachers, education experts and MPs about their experience on the pilot.
Jon Cruddas MP showed their support for renters in Dagenham and Rainham on Friday 26th October 2018, when they attended the Report Stage & Third Reading of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill.
The Bill, which was been brought forward by MP Karen Buck, gives renters across the country the right to take their landlord to court over unsafe and poor housing conditions.
Today the Offensive Weapons Bill was discussed in parliament. As part of a Serious Violence Strategy which includes the outlining of a number of new criminal offences such as;
The selling of certain corrosive substances to under-18s, and possessing a corrosive substance in a public place. Current legislation means that there is a defence for possessing a corrosive substance for good reason in a public place.
UK Parliament Week is coming up in November, between the 12th to the 18th and Jon Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and Rainham, is encouraging everyone, especially young people to get involved in this event to engage and empower voters.
This week Jon Cruddas MP was one of over 100 MPs that co-signed a letter to the Prime Minister urging action on the ‘unscrupulous contract changes' announced by Sainsbury's in March. The changes being proposed would see some employees receive a welcome pay rise, whilst 10 per cent of staff would suffer a staggering loss in wages of up to £3,000 per year.
Last week Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham Rainham was contacted by John Penrose MP regarding the introduction of an energy price cap. For years big energy companies have got away with charging big energy prices, and as the winter months approach this becomes an increasing concern for vulnerable people across the country.
The people that live in Dagenham and Rainham are currently overpaying for energy by £7,360,000 meaning 25,285 families are paying £291 too much every year.