Vale politicians pay tribute as Labour MP Jack Dromey dies suddenly - The Evesham Observer

Vale politicians pay tribute as Labour MP Jack Dromey dies suddenly

Rob George 7th Jan, 2022 Updated: 7th Jan, 2022   0

CONSERVATIVE MPs in Evesham and Pershore have joined the tributes to Labour’s Birmingham Erdington MP Jack Dromey who has died suddenly at the age of 73.

The father-of-three, who was married to former Labour deputy leader and current Mother of the House of Commons Harriet Harman, was found by West Midlands Police at his constituency flat on Friday lunchtime (January 7)

After forcing their way into the flat, police found Mr Dromey. His death is not being treated as suspicious by police and it’s understood he died from natural causes.

Mr Dromey’s death was revealed by his son Joe on Twitter

Evesham’s MP Nigel Huddleston, who has worked closely with Birmingham MPs in his role as Minister for this year’s Commonwealth Games in the Second City paid tribute to the 73-year-old

“Very sad to hear about the sudden passing of Jack Dromey MP. My interactions with him as a fellow West Midlands MP over the Commonwealth Games, JLR and other matters had always been positive and civil,” he said

“My thoughts are with Harriet and family at this time.

His shock was echoed by Pershore’s MP Harriett Baldwin who said: “What shocking and terrible news. My Midlands parliamentary colleague Jack Dromey MP worked collaboratively and represented his constituents so well.

“Deepest sympathy to Harriet Harman and the family,” she added.

Both the Mid Worcestershire Constituency Labour Party and members of Evesham Labour Party also paid tribute to Mr Dromey.

“We are shocked and really saddened to hear about the death of Jack Dromey MP. Jack was a supporter of our CLP visiting and helping us. He will be missed by so many in the West Midlands and nationally,” the Mid Worcestershire party said.

“Just the saddest news. Our sincere condolences to  Harriet Harman and their children and all others who loved him,” said a tweet from Evesham Labour Party.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said: “The proud son of Irish parents, Jack Dromey dedicated his life to standing up for working people through the Labour movement, becoming deputy general secretary of the UK’s largest trade union and then a Labour MP.

“From supporting the strike at the Grunwick film processing laboratory, when he met Harriet, through to being elected to represent Birmingham Erdington in 2010, Jack lived his commitment to social justice every day.

“Jack was recognised for his determination to stand up for his constituents and he was highly respected and warmly regarded across Parliament.

“My thoughts and those of the whole Labour movement are with Harriet, their children and all those who knew and loved Jack.”


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