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Jacqui Smith, former Home Secretary

Andrew Neil interviews Jacqui Smith, former Home Secretary. Jacqui Smith talks about her background and selection as a Parliamentary candidate through an all-woman shortlist. They discuss her time as Chief Whip at a time of tension over the Labour Party leadership, and then her role in Gordon Brown’s Cabinet as the first female Home Secretary, including the controversial policies over ID cards and 42-days detention, and the arrest of Damian Green MP. They move on to her resignation as Home Secretary in the controversy over her parliamentary allowances and finally her decision to stand again in Redditch at the next general election.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 2 Feb 2010 14:05