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I've proudly represented local residents in Barking & Dagenham for the last 17 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
Fighting Barclays Faircross Parade Branch Closure
I am extremely disappointed that Barclays have ignored calls from the local community to stop the closure of their Faircross Parade Branch.
I have spoken to residents who rely on this bank who are concerned about the impact this closure will have on them. Those residents without access to the internet will have to travel all the way in to the busy town centre to carry out simple banking transactions- such as transferring money.
This is their second branch closure in two years and this will place even more pressure on the already busy Barclays in the town centre.
This week I have written to Barclays urging them to reconsider this ludicrous decision.
You can see the letter I sent below.