Margaret Hodge

Margaret Hodge MP

Member of Parliament for Barking

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Welcome to my website

I've proudly represented local residents in Barking & Dagenham for the last 20 years and this website has been designed with you in mind.

Please use the links at the top of the page if you would like to contact me or find out about the work I am doing as your Member of Parliament. You can find updates about my work in Barking & Dagenham, such as my regular Coffee Afternoons and Street Meetings, as well as information about campaigns I am running.

This website also contains contact details for your local councillors if you would like to get in touch with them.

I hope you find my website useful. I'm committed to making the Borough better for everyone who lives here by listening to residents' concerns and fighting for our community.

With all good wishes

Margaret Hodge MP

Latest News

Supporting Barking Foodbank

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Many residents will know that I am the proud Patron of Barking Foodbank. Over the years I have spent a lot of time working with and supporting the Foodbank. I was delighted to attend the opening of the New Hope Family Centre. This is new home of the expanded Foodbank. The new Centre has a kitchen complete with a washing machine and a new clothes bank for residents who have fallen on hard times.

The demand for the Foodbank is growing daily. With benefit cuts and rising bills, residents are struggling to put food on the table.

I am really sad that we need a facility like this in the Borough. But I am proud that we have such great people in the community like Pastor Obi and the Foodbank volunteers who are determined the make a difference and improve the lives of other people

To mark the opening of this new Centre I have donated £500, the proceeds of a recent speech I gave. This £500 will buy a new steamer for the clothes bank.