May boosts cancer research funding in tribute to Tessa Jowell

Tessa Jowell with former PM Tony Blair and Sir Charles Allen mayor of the Olympic Athletes village during London 2012

Tessa Jowell with former PM Tony Blair and Sir Charles Allen mayor of the Olympic Athletes village during London 2012

"Her contribution to the Olympic and Paralympic Games is easily defined - without Tessa there would have been no London 2012, and without Tessa they would not have been the success they were".

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Politicians from the North West have paid tribute to DameTessa Jowell who has died aged seventy.

"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".

She later said she often thought about July 7, but particularly during the two-minute silence at the London Games' opening ceremony directed by Danny Boyle. "We will all miss her".

"Baroness Jowell was one of the key figures in the delivery of London 2012 and was a great friend to British Olympic sport".

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A succession of ministerial jobs followed, including employment minister and minister for women, before she joined the Cabinet as culture secretary in 2001.

Her backing for the games was not unquestioning however. She won the seat from the Tories at the 1992 general election with a slim majority of just over 2,000 votes.

"She corralled government behind an east of London bid, she had to do that to get the support of the Mayor (of London), but actually the success of London in terms of regenerating Stratford directly comes from that decision".

She split from her lawyer husband David Mills in 2006 when she admitted being unaware he had paid off part of their mortgage with £350,000 at the centre of a bribery case involving former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. In 2009, he was sentenced to 4½ years in an Italian court for taking a bribe from former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi in exchange for false testimony at corruption trials.

The couple parted after it was said to be damaging Dame Tessa's career, but they were later reconciled.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two children.

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The speed of her late physical decline was dramatic.

She had been in a coma since Friday, after suffering a haemorrhage.

On her birthday in September 2017, she revealed her battle with cancer and pledged to campaign for improved cancer treatment.

"I hope that this debate will give hope to other cancer patients, like me, so we can live well together with cancer, not just dying of it".

Hunt said he had been "moved by her bravery and selfless campaigning in her final months, and determined to honour her life and memory with the action on brain cancer that she fought so hard for".

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