Unlike many of her colleagues with very small majorities, Labour MP and ex-Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is intending defending her constituency at the election.
Redditch is a very marginal constituency which Conservative candidate Karen Lumley (pictured) will be fighting for the third election in a row. She needs a swing of 2.6% to gain the seat from Jacqui Smith.
And today Ms Smith admits that Karen will probably be successful in her beatto gia the seat.
According to PoliticsHome, she tells Andrew Neil in this weekend's edition of the BBC Straight Talk programme:
“As the polls stand at the moment, it’s more likely that I’ll lose my seat than I won’t lose it, but they [the people of Redditch] elected me, they’re the people to whom I owe a responsibility.”
Karen wrote about her campaign to unseat Jacqui Smith in this Diary of a PPC last May.