Dagenham and Rainham MP launches petition to get more funding for policing

PUBLISHED: 16:00 10 September 2018

Jon Cruddas' Time on Crime campaign aims to get more funding for police. Picture: Andrew Achilleos

Jon Cruddas' Time on Crime campaign aims to get more funding for police. Picture: Andrew Achilleos


The MP for Dagenham and Rainham is launching a petition to get the government investing more in policing.

Jon Cruddas’ Time on Crime campaign is calling for a new government strategy which will prioritise areas of high crime in London.

The campaign comes after a rise in knife and moped related crime in Dagenham and Rainham in the last year.

Jon Cruddas said: “The bottom line is that we need more investment in our police. That is why I am launching a constituency-wide campaign demanding better for Dagenham, Rainham, South Hornchurch and Elm Park.

“There has been a visible increase in violent crime and while the mayor of London is doing what he can to support the Met Police, it is just a drop in the ocean.”

The petition will officially launch in Dagenham on October 27 and Havering on September 29. To collect signatures on your street, email with your name and address and a subject line of CRIME AND POLICING PETITION.

To sign the petition as part of the MP’s survey on knife crime, visit

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