Margaret Hodge

Margaret Hodge

Fighting for Barking and Dagenham

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Welcome to my website

I've proudly represented local residents in Barking & Dagenham for the last 23 years.

Please use the links at the top of the page if you would like to contact me or find out about the work I have been 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.

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

PLEASE NOTE: This site was established while I was a Member of Parliament. As of the 3rd May 2017, Parliament will have been dissolved and there will be no Members of Parliament until after the Election on Thursday 8th June 2017. I will be running for re-election in Barking in this election.

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My campaign for better train services for Barking and Dagenham










Dear friends,

On Monday I launched my campaign to get Barking and Dagenham residents the first class train services they were promised.

When C2C secured the franchise for the London to Shoeburyness line, they promised that there would be a train from Barking into Central London once every three minutes at peak times.

However rather than improve the service they have cut it, with five peak-time trains no longer stopping at Barking station as of yesterday.

This is not on and I will not let C2C get away with this.

I am calling on C2C to do what they promised and immediately introduce the three-minute interval ‘metro-style’ service.

You can support my campaign by signing my petition here:




Please also share the petition on Facebook and Twitter by clicking the links below:





Thank you for all of your support.

All best wishes,

Margaret Hodge

Labour’s Candidate for Barking and the heart of Dagenham