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Jack Dromey MP has sadly died

7 January 2022

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On 7 January it was announced that Jack Dromey MP had sadly passed.

Paying tribute, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons, said: 

“We are all in disbelief that the life-force that was Jack Dromey has died – this is another sad day for the House and a bad start to the year.

“I have known Jack since the mid-1980s when we fought to save the Royal Ordnance Factory in Chorley - he was national officer for the Transport and General Workers’ Union, and I was chair of economic development at Chorley Council.

“He was a great guy, down to earth, always positive and always looking to support and save jobs.

“At his heart he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather - so all our thoughts go to Harriet and the rest of the family at this very sad time.”

Elected for the first time as a Labour MP for Birmingham Erdington in 2010, Jack held several Shadow Ministerial posts during his career, most recently as Shadow Minister for the Home Office.

The impact of this loss will be felt across Jack’s constituency, as well as across Parliament. He will be sorely missed. As a mark of respect, the New Palace Yard flags have been lowered to half-mast in tribute.