Tessa Jowell MP, Labour’s Shadow Olympic Minister, responding to the resignation last night of Meredith Alexander from the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, said:
“I have called today for an audit of the steps taken that led the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 to recommend to LOCOG that Dow Chemicals’ sponsorship of the wrap was consistent with the high sustainability aims that we set for 2012. We also need to understand what the role of other Commissioners was in the process which reached that conclusion.
“We need a solution not a row. Dow Chemicals need to understand the seriousness with which people take the continuing situation in Bhopal following the tragic disaster in 1984. I will do everything I can to make sure this issue does not overshadow the Games. There is still time for a solution to be found.”