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Jacqui Smith, British Politician

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First broadcast:
Saturday 27 June 2009

Jacqui Smith became Britain's first female Home Secretary in 2007.

After two years in one of the most difficult seats in government, she was caught up in the scandal over MPs expenses and resigned as a minister.

Jacqui Smith tells Carrie Gracie about the pressure of being a woman politician.

  • British politician Jacqui Smith with presenter Carrie Gracie

    British politician Jacqui Smith with presenter Carrie Gracie

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