“Tristram Hunt’s shock decision to quit as Stoke-on-Trent Central MP has thrown the national political spotlight on the Potteries.

Westminster pundits are painting the forthcoming by-election both as a serious test for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, and a golden opportunity for Ukip to double their representation in the House of Commons.

While Labour vs Ukip will undoubtedly be a key contest within the by-election, I think there are other factors at play here – both local and national – that could muddy the waters.

In fact, there are so many moving parts in the Stoke-on-Trent Central puzzle that this could be a very difficult election to predict.”

The whole article can be read here https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/phil-corrigan-what-will-be-the-key-issues-in-the-stoke-on-trent-central-by-election/story-30062214-detail/story.html

Stoke Sentinel: What will be the key issues in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election? – Phil Corrigan