When J.B Priestley visited Stoke-on-Trent on his celebrated ‘English Journey’ in 1934, he tried his hand at ‘throwing’ a vase at the Wedgwood factory in Etruria. It is fair to say he lacked the skills. After watching his vase flop limply back into clay Priestley praised the virtue of the craftsman “doing something that they can do better than anybody else, and they know it.
Tristram Hunt MP
Welcome to my website. I hope that you find it informative and interesting. Stoke-on-Trent is a wonderful city with a rich and proud history: birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, unique linear city of Six Towns, hub for the finest ceramics industry in the world, backdrop for Arnold Bennett’s greatest novels, host for Stoke City and Port Vale football clubs, and home to some of the warmest, hardest-working, and generous people in the country.
I am desperately proud to represent both the city and the people of Stoke-on-Trent in Parliament.
My priorities for the city are simple. I want to see private sector-led regeneration with more jobs and inward investment; an improvement in educational attainment; a world-class ceramics sector; and a more positive profile for the city.
My duty to constituents is to represent their interests at Westminster and provide an efficient and accessible service here in Stoke-on-Trent. If there is anything I can help with, as your local Member of Parliament, then please do get in touch.
What Ed Miliband said today was both an affirmation of our rich shared history but it was also an admission – that the Labour Party has not done enough in recent years to be a movement.