Dromey, Jack

Jack Dromey died in January 2022.

Jack Dromey was elected as the Labour MP for Birmingham Erdington in 2010, being reelected in 2019 with a majority of 3,601.

The constituency of Birmingham Erdington is found to the north of the City of Birmingham, and is most well known for containing Birmingham’s famous motorway junction, Spahgetti junction.  It is a relatively deprived seat with low levels of home ownership.    Erdington has supported the Labour Party continuously since the Second World War.

Dromey currently serves as a Shadow Home Affairs spokesperson.  He previously served as  Shadow Paymaster General and as Shadow Pensions Minister between 2018 and 2021.

Dromey was born to Irish parents in Brent in 1948, and raised in Kilburn, London. He was educated at Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in Holland Park.

Dromey is married to the former Labour Deputy Leader, Harriett Harman MP.  The couple have three children.

A long time trade union activist, Dromey led the Grunwick strike, and rose through the ranks of the old Transport and General Workers Union to be elected the Deputy General Secretary of the T&G and then Unite.

Dromey was formerly the Treasurer of the Labour Party, holding the post during a controversial period in relation to party political funding in the earlier years of the Blair government.  Dromey was critical of some aspects of the party’s funding at that time.

Dromey supported Owen Smith in his 2016 challenge to Jeremy Corbyn, and backed Lisa Nandy in the 2020 Labour leadership election.

Jack Dromey is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Hospice and End of Life Care;  and Manufacturing.  He is Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Trade and Export Promotion; Aerospace; Ceramics; Council Housing; the Environment; Hormone Pregnancy Tests; Motor

Email: jack.dromey.mp@parliament.uk

Personal Website: www.jackdromey.org

Twitter: twitter.com/JackDromeyMP