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Lady Tessa Jowell was "brave" and "inspiring"



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Media Caption Dame Tessa Jowell: From Social Worker to London 2012

Tribute to former Labor Cabinet Minister Dame Tessa Jowell is coming from across the political spectrum. who died at the age of 70 years.

Dame Tessa, who played an important role in securing the 201

2 London Olympics, was diagnosed with brain cancer in May last year and died on Saturday.

Ex-PM Tony Blair she was a "dedicated official" who was "always faithful and loyal and decent and wise".

He praised the campaign she took for more NHS cancer treatments.

She earned a one-minute ovation at the House of Lords in January

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Media caption Tessa Jowell receives standing ovations for minutes in the House of Lords

Honors for Lady Tessa, Mr. Blair said: "She knew she was dying and yet she was pr" Anyone who wants to know everything that politics can achieve can only look at their lives and how they lived it and how she ended it as a testimony. "(19659004) Everything that's best in politics."

He said her influence on politics was enormous and "everything she touched had somehow become gold, be it the same pay for women, Sure Start – an immense program for children in our country – or of course bring the Olympics to the UK. "

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Media Signature Tony Blair: Lady Tessa & # 39; convinced me to submit the Olympic bid & # 39; Prime Minister TheresaMay said that the dignity and courage with which Ms. Tessa had faced her illness were "humiliating" and "inspiring," and that her campaign was a "lasting tribute to a lifelong public service."

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Dame Tessa would be remembered for "courage, strength and compassion for others".

His successor David Cameron said he was "devastated" when he heard about the death of the "dedicated and passionate activist" and "wonderful man".

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Sarah Lindsell, CEO of the Brain Tumor Charity, said the charity started working towards the end of last year with "wonderful ambassador" Dame Tessa, and she praised her campaign for cancer patients.

"Although she went through all this and wanted to spend quality time with her family … she gave up so much of that time to keep camping and asking for change, because it really was," she said BBC.

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Media caption Tessa Jowell opens a life of brain cancer

Sports personalities praised their commitment as cultural secretary to bring the Olympics

Lord Sebastian Coe, President of the IAAF and former chairman of the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games, said London 2012 would not have happened without Dame Tessa.

"She showed unwavering tenacity to convince the Prime Minister and Cabinet that the government should throw all their weight behind the bid," he said.

Footballer David Beckham, who was ambassador during the Olympic bid, wrote on Instagram that "amazing woman" Dame Tessa "is missing from so many". [4] The four-time gold medalist Sir Matthew Pinsent also praised Dame Tessa's determination to bring the Olympics to London.

Elsewhere, tribute from Dame Tessas has flooded counterparts in Westminster.

Labor Party's former deputy leader Harriet Harman said that Dame Tessa was "clear and tough," a woman who "instinctively followed instinct" and "nurtured personal relationships."

Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn praised her "great Achievements "and their" strength to increase awareness of their illness.

Wes Streeting, Labor MP for Ilford North – the first seat in Dame Tessa wanted to be elected in 1978 – said she was "determined to make a real difference"