Jack Dromey

British politician (1948-2022)

John Eugene Joseph Dromey[1] (29 September 1948 – 7 January 2022)[2] was a British Labour Party politician and trade unionist. He was Deputy General Secretary of Unite from 2003 to 2010. He also was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Birmingham Erdington from 2010 until his death.

Jack Dromey

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Official portrait, 2019
Shadow Minister for Immigration
In office
4 December 2021 – 7 January 2022
LeaderKeir Starmer
Preceded byBambos Charalambous
Succeeded byStephen Kinnock
Shadow Paymaster General
In office
7 January 2021 – 4 December 2021
LeaderKeir Starmer
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byFleur Anderson
Shadow Minister for Pensions
In office
12 January 2018 – 7 January 2021
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Keir Starmer
Preceded byAlex Cunningham
Succeeded byMatt Rodda
Shadow Minister for Labour
In office
10 October 2016 – 12 January 2018
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byLaura Pidcock
Shadow Minister for Policing
In office
7 October 2013 – 27 June 2016
LeaderEd Miliband
Harriet Harman (Acting)
Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded byDavid Hanson
Succeeded byLyn Brown
Shadow Minister for Housing
In office
7 October 2010 – 7 October 2013
LeaderHarriet Harman (Acting)
Ed Miliband
Preceded byLyn Brown
Succeeded byAndy Sawford
Treasurer of the Labour Party
In office
30 September 2004 – 26 September 2010
LeaderTony Blair
Gordon Brown
Preceded byJimmy Elsby
Succeeded byDiana Holland
Member of Parliament
for Birmingham Erdington
In office
6 May 2010 – 7 January 2022
Preceded bySiôn Simon
Succeeded byPaulette Hamilton
Personal details
John Eugene Joseph Dromey

(1948-09-29)29 September 1948
Brent, London, England
Died7 January 2022(2022-01-07) (aged 73)
Birmingham, England
Political partyLabour
Harriet Harman (m. 1982)

Dromey was the Shadow Minister for Housing from 2010 until 2013, when he became the Shadow Minister for Policing. He was Shadow Minister for Labour in October 2016.[3] He was made the Shadow Minister for Pensions in 2018 until 2021.

He also was the Treasurer of the Labour Party.[4]

Dromey was married to MP Harriet Harman, former deputy leader of the Labour Party from 1982 until his death.

He was a critic of Labour and Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn.[5]

Dromey died suddenly from heart failure on 7 January 2022 at his home in Birmingham, England at the age of 73.[6]


  1. "No. 61961". The London Gazette. 19 June 2017. p. 11778.
  2. "Biography for Jack Dromey". Archived from the original on 22 September 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  3. Walker, Jonathan (10 October 2016). "MP explains why he's back on Jeremy Corbyn's team after calling for his resignation". Birmingham Mail. Archived from the original on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  4. General Election 2010 Archived 24 November 2011 at the Wayback Machine Birmingham City Council
  5. "Full list of MPs and MEPs backing challenger Owen Smith". LabourList. 21 July 2016. Archived from the original on 15 July 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  6. "Labour MP Jack Dromey dies aged 73". BBC News. 7 January 2022.