Today is the first anniversary of the death of my sister Laura Bruni. She is still much missed.
You can read her obituary in the Guardian here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/jan/05/laura-bruni-obituary
It is still very hard to come to terms with. Looking at the great woman she became it is clear that it was a sad loss to the Labour Party and to us all.
On a more personal level the loss is still raw. She was my little sister, and I wanted to take care of her and in the end I could not. The only thing I could do was be with her when she died.
She was motivated in her political career by a desire to help others and to be of public service. Those who knew her will remember her as a woman of personal integrity with a strong sense of social justice.
I will remember her as my beloved sister.