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Boulevard in Olympic Park named after Tessa Jowell

A plaque on the boulevard recognises Baroness Jowell's work planning for the Olympics. Photo: ITN

A boulevard in the Olympic Park has been named in honour of the former Culture Secretary Baroness Jowell who died last year. It was unveiled by London mayor Sadiq Khan and her husband David Mills.

Tessa Jowell was the MP for Dulwich and West Norwood. Credit: PA

In her role as Culture Secretary, Baroness Jowell persuaded the Government that London should bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games and was part of the team that won the bidding process. She then became Olympic Minister and supervised the process of making sure London was ready to host the Games.

The plaque was unveiled at the Olympic Park. Credit: ITN

It's really important to realise that these Olympics, the Paralympics, the regeneration, the jobs, the homes probably wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for Tessa Jowell.

– Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

Tessa Jowell was made a baroness in 2015 but was then diagnosed with a brain tumour. She died in May 2018 after becoming a campaigner for cancer treatment.