Dagenham MP backs Labour version of Big Society
Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas is working to launch a Labour version of the Big Society.
The prominent backbencher told delegates at the party conference in Manchester his party “missed a trick” when David Cameron unveiled a policy based on compassionate Conservatism.
Mr Cruddas told a fringe meeting the Big Society had collapsed in the economic downturn and indicated the Labour-led policy he is helping formulate would seek to rebuild Britain, the economy and politics.
The Labour MP said: “There was a compelling story there by David Cameron and it was a way of rebuilding the language around compassionate Conservatism and civic duty.
“We criticised that and we had a cold language. We didn’t inhabit those spaces. So we’re setting up some work programmes to do precisely that and build our own version.”
You may also want to watch:
Meanwhile, MP for Barking Margaret Hodge, who is chair of the Public Accounts Committee, spoke about public services during a progress breakfast.
- 1 School pupil among Indian Covid variant cases in Barking and Dagenham
- 2 Jailed: Dagenham car burglar after 100mph pursuit in Romford
- 3 Love Island promo filming in Barking 'a great opportunity' for college students
- 4 Indian variant of Covid-19 - what's the situation in London?
- 5 Barking man charged with sexual assault during crackdown on violence against women
- 6 Barking Indian restaurant owner fined over waste disposal
- 7 Dagenham restaurant excited to celebrate return of diners 'safely together'
- 8 Drivers escape injury in Dagenham crash
- 9 Groomed girl speaks out after 'dangerous' Barking dealer who dealt Class A drugs in East End is jailed
- 10 Man, 20, found stabbed in Barking