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The Government has decided to withdraw approval to create a new station on the Beam Park development. The station on the c2c line was to service the well over 3,500 new homes off New Road between Rainham and Dagenham Dock. The Labour MP for Dagenham and Rainham is taking up the issue the Government's Secretary of State for Transport and has raised a petition. Please sign the petition here 

My current campaigns

Jon Cruddas MP outside building

Four years on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy and ten years after the Lakanal House fire in which five people lost their lives, the Government has come forward with changes to fire safety law. Jon Cruddas MP supports this long-overdue Bill, but the Government must go further and faster on fire… Read more

Picture of flood sign

Rainham Village has suffered repeated flooding in recent months. Many residents in Brookway, South Hall Drive, Stirling Close and nearby roads had flood water enter their homes causing damage to property and long lasting disruption and distress to families.

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham… Read more

Jon Cruddas MP with dog

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham has been contacted by a number of concerned residents regarding the recent spate of dognapping incidents in the area.

As a dog owner Jon Cruddas MP shares the concerns raised by constituents and has been liaising with the local police to ascertain… Read more

Controlled Parking Zone Campaign


In just three weeks 1151 residents have responded to the informal controlled parking zone consultation launched by Jon Cruddas MP, with 989 completing an online survey, 54 direct emails and 108 responses by post. 86% of constituents taking part said they did not support the scheme and 70% of people have expressed that there was poor communication between the community and council, with many pointing out the unfortunate timing of the consultation when residents were preoccupied with the pandemic. Read more.

Perhaps LBBD should take a leaf out of Hackney’s book on how to communicate residents.
The first I knew of the CPZ was when the lines appeared, it’s absolutely appalling.
If this is for our benefit the council should change the hours and give free weekend parking
We did not receive any letters, lived here 40years. Disappointing.
There has never been a parking problem on the Rylands, now thanks to the council there is.
It is an absolute joke. Just another way to get more money from residents.
I can see the point of cpzs near tube stations – but this isn’t an issue on the Rylands
Why ask what residents think and then totally disregard the outcome!?
I am in my 70s without online access so couldn’t take part in the consultation.
Terribly organised, bad communication. RIDICULOUS rules.
Cynical money-making exercise that’s created parking issues where none existed.
Dropped kerbs being refused and we have to pay to park in the street. Something not right.
Carers and health visitors need free permits, or this policy will hurt the most vulnerable.
I’ve had more trouble parking since restrictions came in. Not enough bays.
I don’t have a computer or smartphone, there was no way for me to respond.
We were not consulted about this we were sent letters TELLING us the CPZ is happening.
I did not receive any information about this, so a bit puzzled when the lines appeared.
They have cunningly pushed these plans through without our knowledge.

Hands off our healthcare

Hands off our healthcare campaign image

Throughout my time as the MP I have consistently fought for our local NHS but over the years government cuts have resulted in the dramatic loss of services in Havering. The Mardyke surgery was closed and never replaced, services at Rainham and South Hornchurch have been reduced, the Mungo Park GP closed leaving over 3,000 residents having to travel further afield for appointments and now reports that the Spring Farm GP surgery in Upminster Road North is to close in the Spring.

The reduction of services has left Queen's Hospital under increasing pressure and enough is enough. I'm calling on NHS England and the government to deliver additional health facilities and services in Havering.

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Our successes

Dagenham Civic Centre campaigners
Civic Centre
After eighteen months of campaigning, which included a survey to all 30,000 households in Dagenham, over 4,000 petition signatures, 33 video testimonies from members of the public, and a candle lit vigil which attracted over 400 local residents – the future of the iconic Dagenham Civic Centre was… READ MORE
Jon with anti prison campaigns
In the last seven years there have been two proposals to build a ‘super-prison' in Dagenham & Rainham, and both times the community mobilised and knocked the plans back. In 2009 15,000 residents signed a petition against the proposals to build a 1,500 capacity prison at the Beam Park site.… READ MORE
Jon and team outside police station
Police Station
On Wednesday 1st November 2017 On Wednesday 1st November 2017 after a three month campaign led by Jon Cruddas MP, and supported by the council, the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime has announced that Dagenham police station has been saved. This was an another example of people power winning.… READ MORE

Latest Dagenham News


Jon Cruddas MP has recently been contacted regarding an upcoming drop-in clinic sessionRead more

Jon in Parliament_2

The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement on the economy drew a sharp response from Dagenham and Rainham’s Labour MP, Jon Cruddas.

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Ripple Greenway

Jon Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and Rainham, has been contacted by the organisation constructing The Great Eastern Parks Route and asked to lend his support to the project which has the… Read more

Latest Rainham News


Jon Cruddas MP has recently been contacted regarding an upcoming drop-in clinic sessionRead more

Jon speaking in Westminster Hall

Dagenham and Rainham Labour MP, Jon Cruddas, successfully called for a debate in Parliament on the funding crisis engulfing Havering Council. The debate took place on Tuesday 28 November.

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Jon in Parliament_2

The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement on the economy drew a sharp response from Dagenham and Rainham’s Labour MP, Jon Cruddas.

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Community Focus


Last month, Jon Cruddas MP’s team had the pleasure of speaking with Councillor Matt Stanton the Labour Ward Councillor for Beam Park Ward in Havering. Matt was… Read more


Last month, Jon Cruddas MP’s team had the pleasure of speaking with the Dagenham Rugby Union Football Club. Dagenham RUFC was started in 1991 by a group of friends… Read more

Glen and Gill Zarach Havering

Bex Wilson is a Deputy Head Teacher at an inner-city Primary School in Leeds. In 2017, whilst teaching an 11-year-old boy, she noticed he wasn’t his usual happy… Read more

ILA photo

This month, Jon Cruddas MP’s team had the pleasure and privilege of meeting with The Independent Living Agency (ILA). The Independent Living Agency is based in… Read more

The selfless volunteers at Dagenham Foodbank.

This month, Jon Cruddas MP’s team had the pleasure of meeting with Dagenham Foodbank. Dagenham Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust which is a charity that works… Read more



A playgroup/pre-school in Rainham that was founded in 1971 is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  Brenda Dorman, the original founder of Chandlers Chatters playgroup/pre-school, was inspired to open a playgroup because of her own children. Once she found a… Read more