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Theresa May For Desert Island Discs

Home Secretary Theresa May is the latest politician to be banished to a desert island with their favourite music for company.

The MP will appear on the long-running Radio 4 show Desert Island Discs later this month. She is not the first Home Secretary to appear, following in the footsteps of Jack Straw and Douglas Hurd.

Her appearance comes after that of the Prime Minister who angered at least one member of The Smiths by choosing the band's single This Charming Man which led to guitarist Johnny Marr criticising his choice and saying he should not like the now defunct Manchester band.

Host Kirsty Young has previously said politician's choices could be "compromised" by their need to appear in tune with popular taste. Recent political castaways include Labour leader Ed Miliband and Eric Pickles. Ms May will appear on the show on November 23.

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