Stoke & Staffordshire

New MP Tristram Hunt makes maiden Commons speech

Tristram Hunt
Image caption Television historian Tristram Hunt is now a Labour MP

Television historian Tristram Hunt hailed his constituency's history in his maiden speech in the Commons.

The Stoke-on-Trent Central Labour MP highlighted the city's famous ceramics and pottery industry.

He said Stoke-on-Trent has become "the premier global brand name for ceramics" since the 1770s.

During debate on the Queen's Speech, he hit out at plans for constitutional reform, labelling them "ill-thought out".

Mr Hunt was selected as the Labour candidate for the seat after Mark Fisher announced he was standing down after 27 years due to ill health.

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