Share your tributes and memories of Tessa Jowell

Tessa Jowell pictured at the Labour party conference in 2010.

Dame Tessa Jowell, who died on Saturday at the age of 70, has been described as the “people politician” by many paying tribute to her life and career.

Figures from across the political spectrum praised her work on Sure Start, a flagship scheme to support children in the early years, her success in bringing the Olympic Games to London and her later campaigning on cancer research.

The government announced on Sunday an increase in funding for brain cancer research in tribute to Jowell, who was recently called “an inspiration” for her speeches after…

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