British politician Jacqui Smith with presenter Carrie Gracie
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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.