Tristram Hunt

British historian, museum director and ex-politician

Tristram Julian William Hunt (born 31 May 1974) is a British museum director who heads the Victoria and Albert Museum. A former Labour Party politician who served as the member of parliament for Stoke-on-Trent Central (2010–2017), he is also a historian, broadcaster and newspaper columnist.

Tristram Hunt in 2011

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  • Under David Cameron, we have this situation where you now need more qualifications to work as a shift manager at McDonald's than to become a teacher.
    • Speech to the House of Commons, Wed 30 Oct 2013; reported in Evening Standard, Wed 30 October 2013, p. 4.
  • I can assure the Right Honorable Gentleman that in this house I see myself as a colossal god-king, a powerful beast from another realm, blessed with the powers of destruction, and I will run through the Palace of Westminster, lashing at all I encounter with the metal prong-whips. And all shall perish.
    • Speech to the House of Commons, Thu 21 Apr 2016; reported in The Daily Telegraph, Fri 21 April 2016, p. 8.

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