Three senior women Labour MPs resign
Jacqui Smith is to resign as Home Secretary in the wake of the MPs' expenses scandal. Sources close to Ms Smith say she told Gordon Brown two months ago she wanted to step down from the Cabinet at the next reshuffle. The news follows announcements from families minister Beverley Hughes and former health secretary Patricia Hewitt that they will be standing down at the next election, according to Yahoo!News via ITN. Thanks to the Fawcett Society for their press release alerting me to this story.