Baroness Tessa Jowell



Baroness Tessa Jowell was gracious in joining the China Exchange audience on a gloriously sunny evening. In a fascinating and robust exploration of the modern political landscape, she spoke of the need for a laser beam focus as a minister; the need for a strong negotiation style in completing massive projects; her pride in developing Sure Start and reducing deaths from preventable illnesses as Minister of Public Health.

Questions from the audience were on the future of the Labour party; the personal impact of handing over her Olympics Minister portfolio after the election; the issue of trust in politics; inequality and the impact of austerity.

 Tessa Jowell