Hunt resignation a 'massive loss' for Labour
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Ruth Smeeth on Tristram Hunt's resignation as Labour MP

The Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent North Ruth Smeeth has described fellow Stoke MP Tristram Hunt's decision to stand down as a "huge disappointment" and a "massive loss" for the party at Westminster and for the city.

Mr Hunt is quitting as an MP to become the director of London's Victoria and Albert Museum, triggering a by-election.

Ms Smeeth told BBC Radio 4's World at One that the resulting by-election would not be "straightforward".

  • 13 Jan 2017