Jack Dromey

John Eugene Joseph Dromey[2] (born 29 September 1948)[3] is a British Labour Party politician and trade unionist serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Birmingham Erdington since 2010, and the Shadow Paymaster General since 2021.

Jack Dromey

Dromey in 2019
Shadow Paymaster General
Assumed office
7 January 2021
LeaderKeir Starmer
Preceded byOffice established
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
Assumed office
6 May 2010[1]
Preceded bySiôn Simon
Majority3,601 (10.2%)
Personal details
John Eugene Joseph Dromey

(1948-09-29) 29 September 1948 (age 72)
Brent, England
Political partyLabour
(m. 1982)

Dromey joined the Labour frontbench under leader Ed Miliband as the Shadow Minister for Housing from 2010 until 2013, when he became the Shadow Minister for Policing. He remained in post after Jeremy Corbyn's election as leader until his resignation in June 2016, but returned to the frontbench as Shadow Minister for Labour in October 2016.[4] He was appointed as the Shadow Minister for Pensions in 2018, and continued to serve in the role under Keir Starmer until 2021.

Prior to his election to Parliament, he was the Deputy General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union and the Treasurer of the Labour Party.[5] Dromey is married to long-serving MP Harriet Harman, former deputy leader of the Labour Party and cabinet minister.