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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.

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Miliband: 'Tessa has been an amazing asset to Labour and to Britain'

Over her career, Tessa has been an amazing asset to the Labour Party and to Britain.

Her legacy is enormous.

What we have seen at the London 2012 would not have been possible without Tessa’s determination and dedication both in championing the bid and playing a major role in delivering the Games.

For this the whole country owes her a huge debt of gratitude.

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