Tristram Hunt

Class war at Education questions

1 December 2014 17:13

Labour is very pleased with the amount of attention it garnered for its new private schools policy when Tristram Hunt…

Tristram Hunt’s proposals for public schools are nothing new

28 November 2014 15:39

The Shadow Education Secretary is suggesting that private schools provide qualified teachers to help deliver specialist subject knowledge to state…

Tristram Hunt is right: private schools do need to do more for the state sector

27 November 2014 10:35

Please can we give Tristram Hunt a break? I’m right behind him when it comes to getting private schools to…

Are Tristram Hunt’s plans for private schools a class war or just a bit pointless?

25 November 2014 17:52

Tristram Hunt has managed to get a great deal of attention for his proposals for private schools helping out state…

Spectator books of the year: A.N. Wilson on the British Pushkin

15 November 2014 12:31

Tristram Hunt’s Ten Cities that Made an Empire (Allen Lane, £25) is a stylish history of the British empire, told through its…

Tristram Hunt sweet talks party faithful with newsless Labour conference speech

21 September 2014 17:28

Tristram Hunt’s speech to the Labour conference was short and sweet. It was laden with sweeteners for party delegates, which…

Nicky Morgan’s challenge: stop Gove becoming a useful bogeyman

12 August 2014 8:47

Tristram Hunt announces today that he wants to put a stop to the policy of overhauling A-levels. That means that…

Lunchtime lobbying from Tristram Hunt

30 July 2014 12:29

The search for a new Chairman of the BBC Trust is in utter chaos. After Mr Steerpike revealed that the…

Nicky Morgan and Tristram Hunt respond to the ‘Trojan horse’ schools report

22 July 2014 13:45

Nicky Morgan described the findings of Peter Clarke’s report into the Birmingham schools scandal as ‘disturbing’, and laid out how…

Tristram Hunt won’t condemn the NUT’s strike, but is he ready for a confrontation?

6 July 2014 19:18

Tristram Hunt is getting a fair bit of stick from the Conservatives for refusing to condemn the strike action planned…

Michael Gove is being helped by Labour’s poor discipline and weak attacks

16 June 2014 18:00

It doesn’t really matter whether Dominic Cummings’ Times interview was unhelpful to Michael Gove. Labour has just been about as…

Why do so many of our MPs feel the need to write books?

10 June 2014 17:39

It sometimes feels like there is a never-ending flood of books written by politicians delivered to the Spectator offices. Almost…

The Trojan Horse affair illuminates a vital difference between the Tories and Labour.

10 June 2014 10:01

The reaction to the Trojan Horse scandal has, in my view, been as interesting – and telling – as anything…

Tristram Hunt joined Labour's shadow education team last week. Picture: PA

Tristram Hunt is planning his own Trojan horse

9 June 2014 9:51

Tristram Hunt hasn’t lost much time using the Birmingham Islamist schools scandal to call for an end to the autonomy…

Labour’s radical schools hypocrisy

7 June 2014 20:29

I see that the Labour party, and Labour’s shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt in particular, are trying to make political…

MPs on holiday: the truth about what they really get up to

15 May 2014 11:00

MPs are now in recess. Again. Cue plenty of moans about them escaping the zombie parliament and jetting off on…

Full text: Tristram Hunt’s speech to the Spectator schools conference

3 April 2014 11:42

listen to ‘Tristram Hunt’s speech + Q&A at Spectator’s schools conference’ on Audioboo Free Schools, For-profit Schools and the Swedish Slide…

Why Tristram Hunt is wrong about free schools

3 April 2014 10:09

‘I’ve come to exorcise you lot,’ said Tristram Hunt cheerfully, as he turned up to deliver the keynote speech in…

Eggcellent openings in Westminster

2 April 2014 11:45

Westminster City Council is advertising the role (offered by the Westminster Adult Education Service) of tutor in ‘Ukrainian egg decoration’ –…

Michael Gove attacks Tristram Hunt for not knowing difference between education and health

24 March 2014 16:23

Education questions is always interesting in the sense that the main players are quite energetic and keen for debate and…