Labour's Jon Cruddas held off a challenge from Conservative candidate Damian White to win Dagenham and Rainham by just 293 votes.
Labour's Dame Margaret Hodge has been reselected as Barking MP - but said she was "devastated" by the party's performance nationally.
The Barking and Dagenham Post will be live throughout the night bringing you the latest from the General Election count at Barking Learning Centre.
Potential lifesavers have signed up to the stem cell register at a donor drive in memory of a Dagenham schoolboy who lost his battle with leukaemia.
The mum of a "lovely" and "helpful" man stabbed to death after attending a birthday party has told how the community has rallied round to support her.
A man is set to appear in court charged with the murder of Randy Skuse.
A donor drive is set to take place in memory of a Dagenham schoolboy who lost his battle with leukaemia.
Two new early morning services are set to be introduced on the Barking to Gospel Oak Overground line.
A takeaway worker was injured after teenagers "ransacked" a branch of McDonald's - forcing customers to take shelter.
Families got into the festive spirit as Barking's Christmas lights were switched on.
The story of how a group of Dagenham women fought for equal pay is being told by Sydney Russell pupils half a century on.
A Dagenham artist has produced a hand-illustrated calendar inspired by the borough.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - or, at least, it will when the lights are switched on in Barking town centre.
Work is well under way in transforming 10 acres of former industrial land into 911 new homes. The Post paid a visit to the Fresh Wharf construction site, on the edge of the River Roding, to see how the project was coming along.
Students and staff at Dagenham Park secondary have pulled their fingers out and raised their best ever total for Children in Need.
A man has been taken to hospital after being assaulted in Dagenham.
There will be no direct trains from London to Dagenham Dock and Rainham stations during the evening rush hour, c2c have confirmed.
The chief financial officer of Barking, Havering and Redbridge's hospital trust has stepped down as a result of failing to deliver savings at a suitable pace.
Police believe a 14-year-old boy who has been missing for nearly a fortnight could be in Barking.
To celebrate the launch of Connected Communities, Crowdfunder has teamed up with Trust For London to award £5,000 to five projects making a difference in Barking & Dagenham.
It's the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald's restaurant?
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