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MP Tristram Hunt goes back to school for history class

BBC Midlands Today reporter Liz Copper joins one of Tristram Hunt's classes

A local MP has returned to the classroom to try to encourage more students to take history lessons.

Before being elected as MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central, Dr Tristram Hunt was an academic who also presented history documentaries on television.

In recent years pupil numbers studying history to exam level have declined.

The government hopes to reverse that trend by putting more British history into the curriculum and Dr Hunt is equally keen to promote the subject.

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