"The spur was the incredible opportunity of the job," he said. Labour leader Mr Corbyn said he wished him well and was confident Labour would hold the Stoke-on-Trent Central seat. Asked if he was secretly pleased that an MP who has been critical of his leadership was going, Mr Corbyn said: "No, I don't want anyone to resign, I don't want to lose MPs but he has taken this position as director of the V&A, good luck to him." Media captionCorbyn "looking forward" to by-election as Tristram Hunt quits 'Frustration' He said he was confident of winning the by-election: "It's been a Labour seat for

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