BREAKING NEWS: Popular Labour shadow minister dies

Labour shadow minister Jack Dromey has died at the age of 73, his family have announced.

The Birmingham Erdington MP, the husband of fellow Labour MP Harriet Harman, was a former trade unionist and Labour Party treasurer before first being elected to parliament in May 2010.

He was shadow minister for immigration.

He and Ms Harman had three children together.

His family said in a statement: “Jack Dromey MP died suddenly this morning aged 73 in his flat in Erdington.

“He had been a dedicated member of parliament for Birmingham Erdington since 2010.

“He was a much loved husband, father and grandfather, and he will be greatly missed.”

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