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

Latest News

Have your say – Barking Riverside Extension to the London Overground

I am delighted that the extension of the London Overground line to Barking Riverside has now been given the green light. This means we can finally get on with building the new homes we desperately need in the Borough, with the right transport links in place for local residents.

Last year TfL consulted on whether or not the extension should be built and an overwhelming 90% of you agreed. The service will operate four trains an hour from Barking station along the existing Tilbury line, and then through a new section of railway, heading South after the railway passes underneath Renwick Road Bridge. The extension will end at a new station in the heart of the Barking Riverside development.

There are now two proposals on which route the train will take from the Tilbury line into the development and TfL want to hear your views.

The Overground extension is a real boost for Barking and Dagenham. We now need to make sure that the new route works for those living in the Borough and that this project has the support of the community behind it. This is your chance to have your say so I really do urge you to respond to this consultation.

You can find the consultation and full details of the proposals here: