Secret plans recently leaked to the press have revealed that London Mayor, Boris Johnson intends to close all of the 268 underground and overground ticket offices in London over the next two years. This is bad news for Londoners but could also have a detrimental effect on local commuters.The closures will affect three stations across the area seeing local job losses at Dagenham Heathway, Dagenham East and Elm Park in the Havering side of the constituency. As well as job losses, closures could be detrimental to public safety by putting late night commuters at a higher risk of crime and increased feelings of vulnerability.Jon said: "These proposed closures will seriously impede local commuters, making their journeys more difficult and less safe. Reports suggest that it is not only ticket office staff, but station guards and managers that will lose their jobs as well. "Over the past few years the security has improved and anti-social behaviour has dropped significantly at all of our local stations – however these cuts are set to change that. Older commuters and children will feel vulnerable late at night and there are real concerns about having insufficient staff at the station to deal with emergencies."The Tory-led coalition government are putting public safety at risk in order to save money which is totally unacceptable. I will be doing everything I can, by raising a petition and writing to Boris Johnson and the TFL to condemn these deplorable and economically damaging cuts." Fill out the petition form below to join the fight and make your voice heard!

 

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in August 2021 was 5,775. This represents a rate of 8.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 5.2%.

There are 145 less claimants than in July 2021 and there are 3,040 more claimants than in March 2020 before the UK lockdown began. Note the majority of this increase happed in March-May 2020 at the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in July 2021 was 6,025. This represents a rate of 8.6% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 5.4%.

There are 40 more claimants than in June 2021 and there are 3,290 more claimants than in March 2020 before the UK lockdown began. Note the majority of this increase happed in March-May 2020 at the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in June 2021 was 6,115. This represents a rate of 8.7% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 5.6%.

There are 3,380 more claimants than in March 2020 before the UK lockdown began. Note the majority of this increase happed in March-May 2020 at the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in May 2021 was 6,530. This represents a rate of 9.3% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 6.0%.

There are 3,795 more claimants than in March 2020 before the UK lockdown began. Note the majority of this increase happed in March-May 2020 at the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in April 2021 was 6,825. This represents a rate of 9.7% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 6.3%.

There are 4090 more claimants than in March 2020 before the UK lockdown began and 15 less claimants than March 2021.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in February 2021 was 6,860. This represents a rate of 9.8% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 6.5%.

There are 4170 more claimants than in February 2020 before the UK lockdown began and 490 more claimants than January 2021.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in December 2020 was 6,585. This represents a rate of 9.4% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 6.3%.

There are 3,850 more claimants than in March 2020 before the UK lockdown began and 205 more claimants than November 2020. There are currently 13,510 individuals in Dagenham and Rainham on Universal Credit.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in October 2020 was 6,330. This represents a rate of 9.1% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 6.3%.

There are 3,595 more claimants than in March 2020 before the UK lockdown began and 115 less claimants than September 2020.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham for September 2020 was 6,580. This represents a rate of 9.4% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 6.5%.

This is the highest rate of unemployed claimants since the constituency was created in 2010. It is worth noting that the number of claimants had been stable at around the 3,000 mark until the start of lockdown. Since the start of the pandemic and subsequent safety measures coming into force there has been an increase of 3,845 unemployed claimants.

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