Former MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, Tessa Jowell, recently spoke with great courage about having a “clear sense of purpose” despite being diagnosed with brain cancer last year.

As local community activists we very much appreciated her warm support, and generous time as we campaigned to be Thurlow Park’s three Lambeth councillors, and have endeavoured to continue her relentless work for those in the community, and in always seeing the best in people.

There was warm round of applause for Tessa Jowell at our recent Full Council meeting and we also wanted to add our thanks and good wishes to her and family at this time.