In Pictures: Dame Tessa Jowell’s career in politics

Her family announced her death on Sunday morning.

Press Association
Last updated: 13 May 2018 - 8.50am

Dame Tessa Jowell, one of the key figures in ensuring the success of London 2012, has died peacefully at her home in Warwickshire.

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Denis Healey, former Chancellor, with Tessa Jowell at a press conference at the marginal Ilford North constituency, where they were campaigning in February 1978 (PA)
Public Health Minister Tessa Jowell presenting evidence on public health to the select committee at the House of Commons in 1997 (PA)
Then public health minister Tessa Jowell presenting evidence to a Commons select committee in 1997 (PA)
As Health Minister, Tessa Jowell visited the breakfast club at Whitefield School in Cricklewood in 1998 (PA)
As health minister, Tessa Jowell visits the breakfast club at Whitefield School in Cricklewood in 1998 (PA)
London Mayor Ken Livingstone meeting Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell at a press conference at City Hall in London as Britain launched its bid to bring the 2012 Olympic Games to London (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Former London mayor Ken Livingstone and then Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell launching the bid to bring the 2012 Olympic Games to London (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Mayor Ken Livingstone, Tessa Jowell and Sebastian Coe read their speeches as London 2012 unveil their plans for the Olympic and Paralympic games. (Edmond Terakopian/PA)
Ken Livingstone, Tessa Jowell and Sebastian Coe read their speeches as London 2012 unveils plans for the Olympic and Paralympic games (Edmond Terakopian/PA)
Tottenham Hotspur defender Ledley King, London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe, Chief Executive of the Premier League Richard Scudamore and Tessa Jowell MP, Secretary of State for Culture Media & Sport during the Premier League announcement of their support for the London 2012 Olympic bid (Sean Dempsey/PA)
Tottenham Hotspur defender Ledley King, Sebastian Coe, Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore and Tessa Jowell as the Premier League announce support for the Olympic bid (Sean Dempsey/PA)
Queen Elizabeth II and Culture and Media Secretary Tessa Jowell cross a small bridge over Hyde Park Diana memorial fountain, London as it’s opening in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales (PA)
The Queen and Tessa Jowell cross a small bridge over Hyde Park Diana memorial fountain, London, at its opening in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales (PA)
Prime Minister Tony Blair (centre left), alongside his wife Cherie Blair (centre right), takes an opentop bus tour through Brighton, East Sussex with Tessa Jowell in 2001 (Toby Melville/PA)
Prime Minister Tony Blair, alongside his wife Cherie and Tessa Jowell, take an open top bus tour through Brighton in 2001 (Toby Melville/PA)
Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Minister for the Olympics and London Tessa Jowell (left) at Heathrow Airport for the arrival of the Great Britain team from the Olympic Games in Beijing, China (David Davies/PA)
Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Tessa Jowell at Heathrow for the arrival of the Great Britain team from the Olympic Games in Beijing, in 2008 (David Davies/PA)
Dame Tessa Jowell (left) sits next to former prime minister Tony Blair during the evening swimming session at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park, London, on the seventh day of the London 2012 Olympics. (Mike Egerton/PA)
Dame Tessa Jowell sits next to Tony Blair during a swimming session on the seventh day of the London 2012 Olympics (Mike Egerton/PA)
Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell stands in front of the Olympic Park in Stratford, London (Anthony Devlin/PA)
Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell at the Olympic Park (Anthony Devlin/PA)
Prime Minister David Cameron with Labour’s former culture secretary Tessa Jowell trying to recreate the famous Beatles album cover during their visit to Abbey Road studios in north London in 2016 (Jeremy Selwyn/Evening Standard)
Prime Minister David Cameron and Tessa Jowell recreate the famous Beatles Abbey Road album cover in north London in 2016 (Jeremy Selwyn/Evening Standard)
Dame Tessa Jowell proudly holding her Dame Commander insignia, after it was presented to her by the Prince of Wales in 2013 (John Stillwell/PA)
Dame Tessa Jowell proudly holding her Dame Commander insignia, after it was presented to her by the Prince of Wales in 2013 (John Stillwell/PA)
Dame Tessa Jowell speaking in the House of Lords in London, she was diagnosed last May with a high-grade brain tumour known as glioblastoma (PA)
Dame Tessa Jowell speaking in the House of Lords in London, after she was diagnosed last May with a high-grade brain tumour known as glioblastoma (PA)

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