Harriet Harman’s husband and fellow Labour MP Jack Dromey dies

Kit Heren (08 January, 2022)

Dromey, the Labour MP for Birmingham Erdington since 2010, died on Friday morning. 

51167Jack Dromey and Harriet Harman

Jack Dromey, the husband of Peckham and Camberwell MP Harriet Harman, has died aged 73, his family has confirmed.

Dromey, the Labour MP for Birmingham Erdington since 2010, died on Friday morning (January 7).

His family said in a statement: ““He was a much-loved husband, father and grandfather and he will be greatly missed.”

His son Joe Dromey added on Twitter: “Our dad – Jack – died suddenly today. We loved him so, so much. Rest in peace, big man.”

Tributes came in from across the political spectrum to Dromey after his death, including from Harman’s fellow Southwark MP Helen Hayes.

Camberwell and Peckham MP Harriet Harman is stepping down after nearly 40 years

The Labour member for Dulwich and West Norwood said on Twitter: “Devastated to hear that Jack Dromey passed away this morning. A lovely, kind and generous colleague with a fierce heart for justice who I was proud to know.

“Thinking of Harriet Harman Jack’s family & all who loved him at this terribly sad time”.

Harman and Dromey, a former trade unionist, had been married for nearly 40 years, after first meeting on a picket line in 1977. They have three children.

Harman said late last year that she plans to step down from her Peckham and Camberwell seat at the next election.

Terry Seal says:

Thank you Harriet for all your assistance in the past, may you enjoy life from now on and take on a good deserved rest from the houses. I was so sad to hear your news and hope things are better in the future for you all. Being a member of the party, you inspired me to join. Take care and love to all.

diana says:

So sad and just as she is retiring

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