Tristram Hunt

Is Ed Balls scared of Question Time?

13 March 2014 17:00

Like it or not, Question Time is Britain’s most popular forum for political debate. Two million viewers regularly tune in,…

Does Tristram Hunt think that choice in education should be only for the rich?

2 March 2014 13:48

At last – Labour has made its intentions over education clear. Throughout his interview on the Sunday Politics today, Tristram…

The education big tent is collapsing

10 February 2014 17:14

The pegs are definitely coming out of Michael Gove’s education big tent, although it’s not just the Secretary of State…

Tristram Hunt needs to do his homework

17 January 2014 14:31

As part of Ed Miliband’s modestly-titled plan to ‘rebuild the middle class’, shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt this week set…

The ugly, cynical EU immigration debate

28 December 2013 14:51

Tristram Hunt, Shadow Education Secretary, is an intelligent and articulate individual but like everyone in politics, has the handicap of…

Podcast special: Spectator writers, friends and foes make predictions for 2014

22 December 2013 17:03

We’re almost at the end of 2013, so here’s our extended special of  The View from 22 podcast. We’re delighted to…

The PISA rankings have exposed Labour’s policies on education

3 December 2013 13:52

Michael Gove wants to blame Labour for today’s PISA rankings, in which the UK has fallen five places to 26th,…

Ed steals the show at the Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year Awards

7 November 2013 16:41

Ed Miliband stole the show at this year’s Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year awards. The Labour leader, who won a…

Parliamentarian of Year awards 2013: the winners (with audio)

7 November 2013 14:30

Today, the Spectator hosted our 27th Parliamentarian of the Year awards at the Savoy Hotel in London in an austerity-free…

Qualified teacher status – who believes what?

31 October 2013 20:31

Should pupils in free schools and academies be taught by teachers without Qualified teacher status? This question has become the…

Tories give Tristram Hunt grief over ‘car crash’ interview

31 October 2013 17:53

It was quite strange yesterday that Michael Gove’s allies were quite so happy to concede ahead of his first proper…

Twist in teaching debate as speaker rejects government attempt to calm row

30 October 2013 11:40

Oh dear. As I explained yesterday, the most likely thing the Coalition parties could do to defuse Tristram Hunt’s troublemaking…

Tristram Hunt tries to needle Lib Dems with troublemaking teacher debate

29 October 2013 13:09

Opposition Day debates from Labour are often rather boring, with a frontbencher getting very angry about energy bills (one of…

Bring back EMA — another unfunded Labour policy

28 October 2013 16:24

Tristram Hunt is on a crusade — to find Labour an education strategy. In today’s Daily Mirror, the new shadow…

The truth about Tristram Hunt’s ‘conversion’ on free schools

13 October 2013 9:45

Much rejoicing in the ranks of education reformers today as just one sinner repents. Tristram Hunt has toldthe Mail On…

Gove sets early policy test for Tristram Hunt

10 October 2013 14:51

The congratulations have been flowing in from across the Labour party for Tristram Hunt as the new Shadow Education Secretary.…

Tristram Hunt with fellow rising stars Gloria de Piero and Emma Reynolds. Picture: Getty

Labour lurched towards honesty in its reshuffle

8 October 2013 7:38

Labour types are pretty grumpy that yesterday’s far-reaching reshuffle of their ranks is being billed as another ‘lurch to the…

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

Tory MPs hunt new Labour education shadow

22 April 2013 17:09

The other interesting thing about Ed Miliband’s personnel ‘lurch to the left’ last week was that he appointed Tristram Hunt…

Where does power lie? Or where should power lie?

19 November 2012 17:05

Iain Martin has written a cracking piece for the Telegraph entitled: ‘The coming battle with the EU is about sovereignty.’…

The Carswellian revolution

25 October 2012 12:18

While Conrad Black re-entered polite society at Lulu’s in Mayfair last night, the Hospital Club in Soho saw the advent…