Tessa Jowell

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The Right Honourable
The Baroness Jowell
DBE PC
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Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office
In office
20 January 2011 – 7 October 2011
LeaderEd Miliband
Preceded byLiam Byrne
Succeeded byJon Trickett
In office
11 May 2010 – 8 October 2010
LeaderHarriet Harman (Acting)
Preceded byFrancis Maude
Succeeded byLiam Byrne
Shadow Minister for London
In office
11 May 2010 – 16 January 2013
LeaderHarriet Harman (Acting)
Ed Miliband
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded bySadiq Khan
Shadow Minister for the Olympics
In office
11 May 2010 – 11 September 2012
LeaderHarriet Harman (acting)
Ed Miliband
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Minister for the Cabinet Office
In office
5 June 2009 – 11 May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byLiam Byrne
Succeeded byFrancis Maude
Minister for London
In office
5 June 2009 – 11 May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byTony McNulty
Succeeded byGavin Barwell (2016)
In office
28 June 2007 – 3 October 2008
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byJim Fitzpatrick
Succeeded byTony McNulty
Paymaster General
In office
28 June 2007 – 11 May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byDawn Primarolo
Succeeded byFrancis Maude
Minister for the Olympics
In office
6 July 2005 – 11 May 2010
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Gordon Brown
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byJeremy Hunt
Minister for Women
In office
5 May 2005 – 5 May 2006
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byPatricia Hewitt
Succeeded byRuth Kelly
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
In office
8 June 2001 – 27 June 2007
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byChris Smith
Succeeded byJames Purnell
Shadow Minister for Women
In office
19 October 1995 – 26 July 1996
LeaderTony Blair
Preceded byClare Short
Succeeded byJanet Anderson
Member of Parliament
for Dulwich and West Norwood
Dulwich (1992–1997)
In office
9 April 1992 – 30 March 2015
Preceded byGerald Bowden
Succeeded byHelen Hayes
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
27 October 2015
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born(1947-09-17)17 September 1947
Marylebone, London, England, United Kingdom
Died12 May 2018(2018-05-12) (aged 70)
Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, England
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Roger Jowell (1970–1977)
David Mills (1979–present)
Children2 children
3 stepchildren
Alma materUniversity of Aberdeen
University of Edinburgh
University of London

Tessa Jane Helen Douglas Jowell, Baroness Jowell (née Palmer 17 September 1947 – 12 May 2018) was an English Labour Party politician.

Jowell was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dulwich and West Norwood from 1992 to 2015. Her most senior position in Government was as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, a post she held from 2001 to 2007.

Jowell member of both the Blair and Brown Cabinets, she was also Minister for the Olympics (2005–2010) and Shadow Minister for the Olympics and Shadow Minister for London until September 2012, resigning after the London Olympic Games.

In September 2015, she was unsuccessful in seeking to be selected as the Labour Party's official candidate in the 2016 election for Mayor of London, coming second to Sadiq Khan in the contest of six candidates.[1]

In September 2017, Jowell announced she had been diagnosed with brain cancer.[2] Jowell died on 12 May 2018 in Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire of the disease at the age of 70.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sadiq Khan wins Labour mayoral selection". BBC News. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  2. Revesz, Rachael (17 September 2017). "Labour peer Tessa Jowell reveals battle with brain cancer after being diagnosed in May". The Independent. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  3. "Dame Tessa Jowell dies aged 70". BBC News. 2018-05-13. Retrieved 2018-05-13.