Jack Dromey confirmed as Shadow Pensions Minister

Written by Talya Misiri

Jack Dromey has been appointed as Labour Shadow Pensions Minister, following the resignation of Alex Cunningham at the end of last year.

Dromey formerly served as Labour Shadow Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from October 2016 and was Shadow Minister for Home Affairs (2013 – 2016) and Housing (2010 – 2013) before this.

He has also been the elected MP for Birmingham, Erdington, from May 2010 and was most recently re-elected with 58 per cent of the vote in June 2017.

Dromey has previously voiced his support for the Waspi campaign looking to compensate women affected by changes to their state pension age.

Confirming his new role on Saturday 13 January, Dormey wrote on social media: “An honour 2 [sic] be UK Labour Shadow Pensions Minister. Will champion the 1,000s of workers robbed of their pensions by greedy bosses.”

Cunningham resigned on the 20 December after voting in favour of an amendment on the EU Withdrawal Bill, against the Labour whip. The Labour MP for Stockton North was appointed to the post of Shadow Pensions Minister in October 2016.

He was previously part of the Work and Pensions Committee and had stated his support of the Waspi campaign. During his tenure as Shadow Pensions Minister, Cunningham also voiced his support for the introduction of collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes, noting it is a “better financial solution”.

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