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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park walkway named after Tessa Jowell

Tessa Jowell Boulevard sign Image copyright Mayor of London
Image caption The walkway goes from the ArcelorMittal Orbit to Carpenters Lock in the centre of the park

A walkway in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been officially renamed the Tessa Jowell Boulevard in memory of the former culture secretary.

The mayor of London and Ms Jowell's family were among those who attended a ceremony at the east London park where signs and a plaque were unveiled.

Baroness Jowell, who died last year aged 70, played a key role in securing the 2012 London Olympics.

London mayor Sadiq Khan said her legacy was still felt "far and wide."

"Her work to make the dream of the Olympic and Paralympics a reality has transformed east London," he tweeted.

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The tree-lined boulevard goes from the ArcelorMittal Orbit to Carpenters Lock in the centre of the park.

David Mills, Baroness Jowell's widower, said the honour was a "lovely gesture".

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Image caption The plaque will be placed on the boulevard next to the Carousel Room

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