The Staggers 11 September 2012 Tessa Jowell quits the shadow cabinet "Job done," says the former shadow minister for London and the Olympics. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Tessa Jowell has quit the shadow cabinet, saying that it's "job done" now that the Olympics and Paralympics have finished. The shadow minister for Labour and the Olympics says that her focus will now be on her constituency, Dulwich and West Norwood. She told the 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." The Labour leader, Ed Miliband, said: 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. › Vince Cable is right to support British business in procurement Tessa Jowell. Photo: Getty Helen Lewis is a former deputy editor of the New Statesman, who is now a staff writer on the Atlantic. Her history of feminism, Difficult Women, will be published in February 2020. Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!