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Thursday, September 21, 2017

“There is a whole world beyond Liverpool Street,” says a London Assembly member trying to persuade Sadiq Khan to rename the Hammersmith & City line the Hammersmith & Barking line.

Do you have what it takes to become a councillor?

A senior Labour councillor who chairs a committee promoting social inclusion has branded a woman she suspects to be on drugs as a ‘human rat.’

The flag was flown at half-mast early this week to honour former Cllr Darrin Best.

How much do you think about your future? I don’t mean in a Mystic Meg way meeting a tall dark stranger in the supermarket or even making monthly pension contributions, but about the care you will need as you get older.

The Mayor of London should be allowed to cap the number of minicabs in the capital to tackle congestion and pollution fears, a new report says.

Dame Margaret Hodge’s review into the controversial Garden Bridge has come under scrutiny.

Sadiq Khan has been lambasted by the London Assembly after he failed to attend a Plenary meeting on his transport strategy.

Fire safety checks in council high rises will be stepped up after a devastating fire claimed the lives of at least six people in the early hours of this morning.

The Post would like to hear from people living in temporary accommodation in Barking and Dagenham - such as hostels or bed and breakfasts.

With Prime Minister Theresa May announcing the Conservatives will form a minority government with support from the DUP, just who are the little-known party who could have a huge influence on politics in the next five years?

Theresa May has announced she will be forming a minority Conservative government with support from the DUP.

Jon Cruddas held onto his Dagenham and Rainham seat despite significant gains by the Conservatives.

With no party winning an overall majority during this election, we now have what is called a hung parliament. But what exactly does that mean?

The Labour Party has held Barking and Dagenham and Rainham in a decisive defeat for UKIP.

We’re live at the count for the constituencies of Barking and Dagenham and Rainham.

It’s become a national tradition to take your dog with you when you vote, and now even the candidates are getting in on the act.

After six weeks of campaigning, election day is finally here and you have your chance to vote for your local MP.

We’ve got an interactive map of all the polling stations in Barking and Dagenham to help you vote in the general election.

The British National Party (BNP) candidate for Dagenham has denied being anti-Semitic after sharing a Facebook post claiming Jews use Islam for world domination.

Prospective MPs addressed everything from terrorism to fly-tipping in a live hustings ahead of the general election.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has warned that the election is going “down to the wire” in Dagenham and Rainham.

If you had the chance to ask your future MP any question, what would it be?

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage joined the general election campaign trail – and said that he feels the party has a “real chance” of winning the Dagenham and Rainham seat.

As voters prepare for June 8, here’s a guide to what happens when the polling ends...

Five Dagenham and Rainham candidates gathered at the Post’s offices for an online hustings event.

The Barking and Dagenham candidates for the general election have been announced.

Things need to be done to make young people more aware of the general election, according to Barking and Dagenham College students.

Julie Marson has been announced as the Conservative candidate for Dagenham and Rainham, saying she promises to help “deliver Brexit”.

With the snap general election set for June 8, here are all your vote-registering questions answered in preparation for election day.

A snap general election has been called by prime minister Theresa May, to be held in June.

Jon Cruddas has called Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election “policy chaos”.

In just under two years, Britain has had one general election, one referendum, two prime minsters and faces the prospect of a third.

The prime minister Theresa May has announced a general election on June 8.

The charity behind the Garden Bridge has hit back at Dame Margaret Hodge after she called for the project to be scrapped.

The chief executive of Barking and Dagenham Council took home more than £185,000 last year, a report out today reveals.

A strain on the public purse that risks unjustifiable investment – that’s Dame Margaret Hodge MP’s verdict on the Garden Bridge.

Jon Cruddas MP praised the capital’s emergency services after police shot dead the Islamist terrorist who murdered three in Westminster yesterday.

The town hall’s flag is flying at half-mast today in solidarity with the three people killed by a terrorist in Westminster yesterday.

Two people are believed to have died and a dozen injured in a suspected terror attack outside Parliament this afternoon.

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has backed down over his planned Budget hike in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for the self-employed.

Proposed changes to constituency boundaries which could see the seats of Barking and Dagenham and Rainham amended have prompted a mixed reaction from constituents.

Jon Cruddas slammed the chancellor’s budget as a “smoke and mirrors” failure for working people, schools and the National Health Service.

The borough’s budget for the coming financial year has been branded an “investment budget” by council leader Darren Rodwell.

The Post has produced an easy-to-understand guide to everything Brexit after the country took a massive step towards leaving the EU on Wednesday.

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