Jon Cruddas MP calls on the government to adopt Labour’s proposals to create thousands of new apprenticeships ahead of National Apprenticeship Week
Today Shell announced £20 billion in profits – four times higher than 2020/21 with their CEO calling it “a momentous year”. But they won’t be asked by the Government to pay a penny extra towards protecting consumers from rocketing bills. Meanwhile, from April people in Dagenham and Rainham and across the country will be paying up to £700 a year more for their energy.
Elutec Academy students and staff were delighted to be joined by Jon Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and Rainham, who visited on Friday 28th January.
This week Cancer Research UK contacted Jon Cruddas MP regarding a drop in event that they will be hosting in Parliament on 2nd February ahead of World Cancer Day which falls on Friday 4th February. This will be in recognition of their 20th Anniversary of raising awareness of Cancer and taking action to tackle the disease.
This week Citizen’s Advice contacted Jon Cruddas MP regarding the cost of living crisis, how it is being exacerbated by rising energy prices, and the implications of this for people living across Dagenham and Rainham. It is estimated that energy bills could go up by £700 per household when the price cap increases in April. This has the potential to push thousands of local people into fuel poverty overnight.
Last year the Rush Green community launched a campaign to save their Post Office from a proposed closure. A petition was raised, and local Labour MP Jon Cruddas contacted Post Office HQ to make representations on behalf of residents. Ward Councillors Princess Bright and Tony Ramsay also went door to door speaking to the community about the plans.
Yesterday (11.01.22) in Westminster Hall Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham brought forward a debate to discuss the government refusal to deliver Beam Park station in the south of his constituency. The Labour MP has been running a campaign to force the Department of Transport to change its position since the news broke in August 2021.
In 2021 the parks and open spaces across Barking and Dagenham went from strength to strength and the Wild and Free in LBBD competition entered its second year. The competition was devised by Councillor Andrew Achilleos and last year saw the Ranger Service deliver a fantastic array of educational and fun community events across Eastbrookend and The Chase to get young people in the borough engaged with nature.
The campaign calling for the government to reverse its decision and deliver Beam Park station is being brought to Parliament by Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham.
Jon has been making the case for the much needed station to be allowed to go ahead and has now secured a debate at Westminster Hall on Tuesday 11 January.
Last year a number of residents in Marks Gate raised their concerns about the Padnall Lake development with Jon Cruddas MP. Since then, Jon has been liaising with Chadwell Heath councillors, residents and Be First to ensure that local voices are heard through the development stages and on future proposals for the Marks Gate area.