Commentary and opinion on national and regional politics by Seema Malhotra

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Stoke's new Labour Voice - Tristram Hunt

Had a great day in Stoke today - where the newly selected Labour candidate Tristram Hunt was clearly well into his stride, campaigning hard for the mandate to be Stoke-on-Trent Central's Member of Parliament. We met at the campaign HQ for Rob Flello, and then headed off for the #labourdoorstep. I was surprised at how open towards Labour people were - in an area that was supposed to have a high level of support for the BNP. People raised bread and butter issues like jobs for young people and cost of living. Issues that I hope after a fourth term will no longer be top of mind, because we'll have found a way to solve them. Good luck Tristram - your selection may have been controversial, but like Mike Ion, I believe you'll be a fantastic MP.