‘Democracy, Decency and Devolution’ looked at two big questions. First, how our politics can reconnect with a disenchanted and sceptical public and the price we pay for a failure to do that. It then set out the case for devolution to the most local available level as a way of making communities more powerful, against a backdrop of shrinking public expenditure.
Tessa Jowell is standing down from parliament after serving as an MP for 22 years and taking on successive roles in government as Minister for Public Health, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and Minister for the Olympics. At the LSE, Tessa will be working with the Department of Government and LSE Cities, complementing her role at the Harvard University School of Public Health and the Kennedy School, where she teaches in the ministerial development programmes.