Poll results: 70% of 235 online voters are against Dagenham prison

The results of our prison poll are in. Picture: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The results of our prison poll are in. Picture: Paul Faith/PA Wire - Credit: PA

More than two-thirds of you said a prison would not be a good thing for the borough in our online poll.

In total 235 of you voted with 70 per cent (164 people) delivering a resounding “no”, 29pc (68) saying “yes” and just 1pc (three) left “undecided”.

The Mayor of London’s office has said it no longer believes a prison is the best use of land at the Beam Park, Dagenham, site which has been earmarked for a 2,000 capacity “super-prison”.

Though Dagenham MP Jon Cruddas, who has led the campaign against it, said the Ministry of Justice could still push plans through.

He said: “I think it is clear from the results of this poll, and the extensive campaign I have been running that we are sending a resounding no to the Ministry of Justice and Boris Johnson.

“The support from the community has been astounding and the petitions are still coming in at my office.

“With well over 10,000 residents against the prison plans the next step in terms of the campaign will be to raise questions in parliament and present the petition at Downing Street.”

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