Stoke North's new MP has paid tribute to his predecessor Ruth Smeeth in his maiden speech in the Commons
Jonathan Gullis said the abuse she has suffered as a result of her Jewish heritage is a disgrace.
He said he would stand shoulder to shoulder with her to help combat antisemitism and all other forms of racism.
Mr Gullis has also been talking up the city saying it's been seen in a negative light for too long.
Excellent maiden speech by Jonathan Gullis @JEGullis, the first ever @Conservatives MP for Stoke-on-Trent North. Great to hear him talk about social mobility and his experience as a teacher and trade union rep. Jonathan will always passionately stand up for The Potteries 💙🇬🇧🏺🏭 pic.twitter.com/6s92MyjgTR— Cllr Joe Porter 🇬🇧 (@JoePorterUK) January 14, 2020
He invited members to enjoy a cheesy oatcake, go for a tour of Middleport Pottery, and shop at Tunstall's indoor market.
He also praised the efforts of the Friends of Chatterley Whitfield - saying he intends to fulfill his pledge to help protect and preserve the former colliery site with a long-term plan.