Hundreds gather in Erdington to remember Jack Dromey MP

Jack Dromey, MP for ErdingtonJack Dromey, MP for Erdington
Jack Dromey, MP for Erdington | JPI

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Tributes were paid to the Labour MP and shadow minister who died suddenly aged 73 in his constituency

Members of the public and politicians gathered together in Erdington today to pay tribute to Jack Dromey.

The Labour MP died suddenly in his Birmingham constituency flat on 7 January.

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The memorial for Jack Dromey was organised by Erdington Churches.

Fellow Birmingham Labour MP and friend Liam Byrne attended the event and was among those paying respects, telling the crowds how Mr Dromey, who had gone to school with his dad, had been a “like dad, a friend, a mentor and political partner for the past 12 years”.

Cllr Ian Ward, who expressed his condolences, at the event saying: "He was a fantastic MP, he stood up for this community both in Parliament, with the city council and elsewhere."

Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, also attended the memorial along with Conservative group leader on Birmingham City Council Robert Alden.

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Minutes' silence held in Parliament in tribute to Jack Dromey Birmingham Erdington Labour MP who died suddenly aged 73Minutes' silence held in Parliament in tribute to Jack Dromey Birmingham Erdington Labour MP who died suddenly aged 73
Minutes' silence held in Parliament in tribute to Jack Dromey Birmingham Erdington Labour MP who died suddenly aged 73 | Parliament

The local memorial follows a minute’s silence in Parliament held in honour of Mr Dromey on Monday January 10.

The father-of-three had represented Birmingham Erdington since 2010. He is understood to have died from natural causes, having contributed to a Parliament debate the day before he died.

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