'Job done': Tessa Jowell quits shadow Cabinet

Olympics: Tessa Jowell: "It’s very rare in politics to see something through from beginning to end"
Tessa Jowell: "It’s very rare in politics to see something through from beginning to end" Credit: PA

Dame Tessa Jowell has stood down from the shadow Cabinet as shadow Olympics minister because she felt it was “job done” after the Games.

Dame Tessa was instrumental in persuading Tony Blair to back London's Olympic bid.

She has told the London Evening Standard:

“It’s very rare in politics to see something through from beginning to end and I’ve been able to do that with the Games.”

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Jowell quits shadow Cabinet

Shadow Olympics minister Dame Tessa Jowell has announced she has stood down from the shadow cabinet because she felt it was “job done” after the Games. She was instrumental in persuading Tony Blair to back London's Olympic bid.