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INTERVIEW: Jack Dromey MP

Posted by Mark Cantrell on November 3, 2012 at 7:50 AM

AT HOME WITH... Jack Dromey

Shadow housing minister Jack Dromey MP is scathing about the Government’s record on housing, but admits that politicians of all parties have failed to give the issue the attention it deserves. In the May 2012 edition of Housing magazine, he told Mark Cantrell it’s time that housing was made centre-stage of politics

“Throughout my life a guiding principle has been to make a difference,” said Jack Dromey. For over 30 years he followed its star as a trade union activist, so he’s no stranger to fighting some tough battles, but it also took him into the political fray long before he actually stood for and won a parliamentary seat.


Today, the former deputy general secretary of the old Transport and General Workers Union (T&G) and subsequently the union Unite, represents Birmingham’s Erdington constituency, having secured the seat with a 3,277 majority at the May 2010 General Election.


Despite being a relative newcomer to the Parliamentary arena, Dromey’s involvement in politics goes back a long way. He is cited as one of two trade union modernisers active inside the Labour Party to rebuild the party in the 1980s; once again a necessary task following “what was a serious election defeat”.

 

Read the rest of the interview HERE.


Northern, Midlands and Southern Housing magazine,

May 2012

Categories: JOURNALISM, INTERVIEWS, ARTICLES

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