One of Labour’s most prominent moderates, Tristram Hunt, has announced he is standing down from Parliament to become director of the Victoria & Albert museum in London.
The former shadow education secretary’s departure will trigger a potentially awkward by-election for Labour in Stoke-on-Trent Central, with immediate speculation that Ukip leader Paul Nuttall may stand in a seat which voted overwhelmingly for Brexit in last year’s referendum.
In a resignation letter to party leader Jeremy Corbyn, Mr Hunt said he had become frustrated over how Labour should respond to the shockwaves hitting mainstream politics.
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Labour facing an exodus of talent, MPs warn, following Tristram Hunt resignation
Labour MPs have warned that the party risks an exodus of its “brightest and best” unless the leadership can convince voters it is serious about winning the next election.
The stark assesment follows the resignation of the Stoke MP and former frontbencher Tristram Hunt, to take up the directorship of the V&A museum.
The former shadow Education secretary was once a favourite among moderate MPs for the leadership, and has been a vocal critic of Jeremy Corbyn since his appointment in 2015.
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