Outgoing US President Barack Obama is considering standing as MP in Stoke-On-Trent.
The news comes as Labour’s Tristram Hunt steps down to become a tour guide at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
Obama told WalesOnCraic:
“I’ve always loved Stoke-On-Trent. It’s renowned all over the world for things like…erm…pots. It’s famous for pottery isn’t it? Is that where pottery was invented? I’m not sure. Either way, I love Stoke-On-Trent, sitting there alongside the River Trent. I’d like to be an MP in the UK because you can claim lots of things on expenses can’t you? I’d eat out lots if I was a British MP see? I’d rack those expenses up big time. And of course, I’d be there to support the people of Stoke-On-Trent, wherever that is.”
Obama is currently out of work as he steps down from his role of US President. The position has become available as Labour MP Tristram Hunt takes on a new job.
“I’ve got myself a job as a tour guide at the Victoria and Albert Museum. I can’t wait to start. It’ll be like going back to school.”