Labour MP Jack Dromey, who was a Parliamentary aide to former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and is married to deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman, has died suddenly.
The Birmingham Erdington MP was 73 years old.
He passed away on the eve of the funeral of close friend Lord Jones of Birmingham. Both were ex-trade union officials.
Press Association political editor Andrew Woodcock said: “I’m very sad to report that my good friend and many time tennis opponent Jack Dromey has died at the age of 73. He was due to attend the funeral tomorrow of close friend Lord Jones of Birmingham. They were both ex-trade union officials.”
Mr. Dromey Biography:
The paper said his family did not issue a statement but asked for their privacy to be respected. No cause of death has been given at this stage.
Mr. Dromey married Labour MP Harriet Harman in 1982 and they have three children together -two daughters and one son, the newspaper reported. He was Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Department of Trade and Industry under Mr. Brown in 2007-08.
Mr. Dromey was elected MP for Birmingham Erdington in May 2010 after the death of the sitting MP, Sir Albert Bore. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “I am deeply saddened to hear about the tragic death of Jack Dromey’s husband, John Jones QC.
“Jack and John were joined in the fight for justice by millions of trade unionists. Their determination helped to make our country a better place.” Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown said: “John was one of my dearest friends. He will be sorely missed. His wise counsel and wicked humor will never be forgotten.”