Former Home Secretary
Former Home Secretary on managing media hostility, her Westminster career … and Jeremy Corbyn
Jacqui Smith was the first woman to hold the office of Home Secretary. Now a lobbyist and NHS executive, while in government she was a peacemaker between Blair and Brown, worked in the departments of health and education, and also served as Chief Whip. In this in-depth interview, she talks through her career; reveals what it takes to maintain party discipline as Chief Whip; describes being at the center of the expenses scandal; criticises the media for targeting women politicians, and explains why she thinks Jeremy Corbyn is unelectable.
Tom Newton Dunn
Political Editor, The Sun
18th January 2018
Thriving in a Westminster obsessed with Brexit, battling to interview Jeremy Corbyn, and championing Sun readers as ‘the backbone of the nation’.
Business Presenter, Sky News
11th January 2018
Grilling the country’s top CEOs and breaking financial scandals – live on air
Editor-in-Chief, Good Housekeeping
4th January 2018
Running global media brands, appealing to new audiences and telling the stories of ordinary women who do extraordinary things.
28th December 2017
Relaunching a music icon, the difficult balance of pleasing long-standing and new readers, and causing an election furore with Corbyn.
Editor-in-Chief, USA Today
21st December 2017
Leading an iconic American media brand, the journey to the Editor’s chair; the low number of women in media leadership roles – and her personal commitment to help solve the problem.