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Dame Tessa Jowell was 'brave' and 'inspirational'

Dame Tessa Jowell was 'brave' and 'inspirational'”

She was diagnosed with brain cancer last May, and subsequently campaigned for cancer research.

"We send our honest condolences to her family - and I hope that the actions we are taking now and in the future to improve care and research for those confronting a bad disease will form part of the lasting legacy of an inspirational woman".

"New adaptive trials can test many treatments at the same time", she said. She stood down from the House of Commons at the 2015 general election and was nominated for a life peerage later that year.

Mrs May wrote: "The dignity and courage with which Dame Tessa Jowell confronted her illness was humbling and it was inspirational".

The statement thanked people for their "overwhelming support" since Dame Tessa became ill.

The former Prime Minister said Jowell had convinced him to bid for the Games, telling him: "This is a country that should always have the highest ambition".

'My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this hard time'.

His successor David Cameron said he was "devastated" to hear of the death of the "dedicated and passionate campaigner" and "wonderful human being".

Former acting leader of the Labour Party Harriet Harman said Dame Tessa was "clear and tough", a woman who "followed her personal instinct" and "nurtured personal relationships".

Four-time gold medal winning rower Sir Matthew Pinsent also paid tribute to Dame Tessa's determination to bring the Olympic Games to London.

"My sympathies to her loving family - Dame Tessa's campaigning on brain cancer research is a lasting tribute to a lifetime of public service".

Dame Jowell stepped down in 2015, standing unsuccessfully for the Labour nomination for London Mayor.

Though losing her Cabinet post in Gordon Brown's 2007 reshuffle she remained Olympic minister and oversaw every stage of the games from initial bid to competition.

"I saw the forward-looking, expansive, optimistic vision of Britain that the opening ceremony represented and I thought again that this was something the bombers and their supporters would have hated - all those nations, with their different views, their different cultures, their different traditions, coming together in a spirit of peace and play", she said.

As the video closed, Sue Perkins took a moment to pay tribute to Dame Tessa Jowell, who died earlier today.

As a government minister and member of the House of Commons with the Labour Party, Ms. Jowell championed programs such as Sure Start, an initiative to improve child care.

The Prime Minister and leader of the opposition led the tributes to the much-respected Labour stalwart, who had served in the south of the borough from 1992, first as MP for Dulwich and then for Dulwich and West Norwood.



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