We've just had some fantastic news to toast. Stoke-on-Trent has been chosen as one of just five cities shortlisted to be the UK City of Culture 2021.Congratulations from me and Stoke-on-Trent North MP Ruth Smeeth to the organising committee and all those involved in the bid. Also shortlisted are Coventry, Paisley, Sunderland, and Swansea. The process now continues with the winning City announced at the end of the year. We'll be doing all we can in the months ahead to champion our wonderful city.