Former prime ministers attend funeral of Jack Dromey MP
Monday, 31st January 2022
The funeral of Jack Dromey MP was held at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, on Monday 31st January. The Labour MP for Birmingham Edington died unexpectedly on 7th January.
He was elected MP in 2010 and before election to Parliament, he was previously Deputy General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union and Treasurer of the Labour Party. He was married to Harriet Harman MP, the former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.
The funeral service was attended by two former prime ministers, the Right Honourable Sir Tony Blair and the Right Honourable Gordon Brown. The Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition, Keir Starmer MP, also attended.
About the service
The service was conducted by the Reverend Tricia Hillas, Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons, Canon Steward and Archdeacon of Westminster, who said:
"Passionate, generous with a broad reach and deeply serious about working for the good of all, Jack Dromey truly loved being both a Trade Unionist and a Member of Parliament.
In keeping with that Parliamentary prayer this was never for his own private interest nor according to any private prejudices, but because of what he could do for others. Jack worked with and for others that the lives of all humankind might be rich and full, their challenges challenged, and their hopes realised."