THE family of Dame Tessa Jowell have spoken movingly about her final days before her death at the weekend from a brain tumour.

Her daughter, Jessie Mills, said it had been an “incredibly peaceful” time, with the former Labour cabinet minister surrounded by her family.

“It is the greatest honour of my life to be her daughter. The way that she was until the last moment was just so courageous and brave,” Ms Mills told the BBC. “She was in the most wonderful spirits, smiling and laughing with dad and just having the most special time.”