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Leader of the British Labour Party, MP for Holborn and St Pancras

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Keir Starmer: Leader of the British Labour Party, MP for Holborn and St Pancras
Sir Keir Rodney Starmer is a British politician and former lawyer who has served as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2020. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Holborn and St Pancras since 2015. Ideologically, Starmer identifies as a socialist and has been described as being on the soft left within the Labour Party.

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Sir Keir Starmer involved in 'minor road traffic accident' with cyclist [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer involved in 'minor road traffic accident' with cyclist

Sir Keir Starmer was involved in a “minor road traffic accident” with acyclist on Sunday, a spokesman for the Labour leader has said. The Sunnewspaper reported that the accident happened in Kentish..

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PM: Areas will come out of Tier 3 'when they are able to make progress' [Video]

PM: Areas will come out of Tier 3 'when they are able to make progress'

Boris Johnson clarified that areas will come out of Tier 3 “when they are ableto make progress”. Sir Keir said: “Can I press the Prime Minister on thatanswer? If the infection rate ‘R’ in a..

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Boris Johnson announces £60m offer to Manchester boroughs [Video]

Boris Johnson announces £60m offer to Manchester boroughs

Boris Johnson has said that the £60 million offered to Greater Manchester to support businesses affected by new coronavirus restrictions will be distributed to the region's boroughs. The prime..

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Raab accuses Labour of 'political confusion' over lockdown [Video]

Raab accuses Labour of 'political confusion' over lockdown

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has accused the Labour Party of "political confusion" after Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham refused to place his city in the highest tier of coronavirus..

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Boris Johnson refuses to rule out UK circuit-breaker in the future [Video]

Boris Johnson refuses to rule out UK circuit-breaker in the future

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was not ruling out a circuit-breakerlockdown if local lockdown measures fail to reduce coronavirus cases. MrJohnson was criticised by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer..

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Sir Keir Starmer accuses the Prime Minister of abandoning the science [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer accuses the Prime Minister of abandoning the science

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer accused the Prime Minister of rejecting theadvice of his scientific advisers to introduce a so-called circuit-breaker tocurb Covid infections. During PMQs, he asked Boris..

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Starmer and Johnson clash over coronavirus 'circuit-breaker' [Video]

Starmer and Johnson clash over coronavirus 'circuit-breaker'

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson of rejecting the advice of his scientific advisers to introduce a so-called circuit-breaker to curb Covid infections. But the Prime Minister..

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Boris Johnson departs for PMQs [Video]

Boris Johnson departs for PMQs

Boris Johnson has departed Number 10 ahead of Prime Minister's Questions. The Prime Minister will face Keir Starmer who is calling for an urgent 'circuit-break' to halt the continuing rise in..

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Sir Keir Starmer calls for short national lockdown [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer calls for short national lockdown

Sir Keir Starmer has called on Boris Johnson to impose a short “circuit-breaker” lockdown across England to bring the coronavirus resurgence undercontrol.

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Labour call for a short 'circuit break' to slow down virus [Video]

Labour call for a short 'circuit break' to slow down virus

Sir Keir Starmer called for a two to three-week "circuit-break" lockdown in England in an effort to bring coronavirus cases down. Speaking at a press conference, the Labour leader claimed government..

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Sir Keir Starmer urges Government to impose 'circuit breaker' lockdown in England [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer urges Government to impose 'circuit breaker' lockdown in England

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer urges Boris Johnson to impose a “circuit-breaker” lockdown lasting up to three weeks across England to bring thecoronavirus resurgence under control. He says the..

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Keir Starmer warns Johnson against not acting quickly enough to contain second wave [Video]

Keir Starmer warns Johnson against not acting quickly enough to contain second wave

Sir Keir Starmer has said the worst thing Boris Johnson can do would be to“not act quickly and decisively enough”. He added: “Finally I want to say thisto the Prime Minister. I know that there..

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Starmer questions PM's new Covid measures in Liverpool [Video]

Starmer questions PM's new Covid measures in Liverpool

Labour leader Keir Starmer has questioned whether the new Covid alert system, announced today by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is enough to "bring the country back from the brink" of the pandemic...

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Sir Keir Starmer criticises the Government on Covid-19 U-turns [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer criticises the Government on Covid-19 U-turns

The Labour leader has accused Boris Johnson’s Government of “serialincompetence” when dealing with the pandemic, when speaking at a Co-operativeParty virtual conference. With new restrictions..

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Starmer: Labour will not ‘vote down' 10pm pub curfew [Video]

Starmer: Labour will not ‘vote down' 10pm pub curfew

Sir Keir Starmer has said that Labour will not be “voting down" the 10pm curfew for pubs next week, but has urged the government to “reform” the rule. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at..

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Starmer: ‘Test, trace and isolate has got to be fixed' [Video]

Starmer: ‘Test, trace and isolate has got to be fixed'

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has stressed the importance of needing to fix the test, trace and isolate system in order to “chase down” coronavirus cases within the country. Report by Patelr. Like..

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Sir Keir Starmer calls on SNP's Margaret Ferrier to stand down [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer calls on SNP's Margaret Ferrier to stand down

Sir Keir Starmer said the SNP MP Margaret Ferrier should step down over her"jaw-dropping" decisions to attend Parliament and travel on public transportafter being diagnosed with Covid-19. The Labour..

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Starmer: ‘Put trace & isolate powers with local authorities' [Video]

Starmer: ‘Put trace & isolate powers with local authorities'

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says he would "put trace and isolate powers with local authorities" in order to stem the rising number of coronavirus infections across parts of England. Report by..

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Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer clash over local lockdowns and 10pm curfew during PMQs [Video]

Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer clash over local lockdowns and 10pm curfew during PMQs

Sir Keir Starmer asked the Prime Minister to publish the evidence that showsthere is a scientific basis for the 10pm curfew for pubs, bars andrestaurants, and to “review the rule” if he cannot do..

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PM refuses to give scientific basis for 10pm curfew [Video]

PM refuses to give scientific basis for 10pm curfew

Boris Johnson refused to answer Sir Keir Starmer when he asked the prime minister if there is a scientific basis for the 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants. Shortly after PMQs it was announced that..

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PM and Starmer’s full exchange on local lockdowns [Video]

PM and Starmer’s full exchange on local lockdowns

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has challenged Boris Johnson at PMQs on the effectiveness of local lockdowns, saying: “Twenty local areas in England have been under restrictions for two months. Prime..

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Starmer challenges PM on missing Covid tests [Video]

Starmer challenges PM on missing Covid tests

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has challenged Boris Johnson on the nearly 16,000 coronavirus cases which went unreported in England in late September. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at..

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Local lockdowns at 'tipping point' says mayor of Greater Manchester [Video]

Local lockdowns at 'tipping point' says mayor of Greater Manchester

The Labour Leader Keir Starmer holds an online summit with local Labourleaders from across the UK to discuss the fight against coronavirus. GreaterManchester’s mayor Andy Burnham described the..

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Starmer on Corbyn: We should all obey the rules [Video]

Starmer on Corbyn: We should all obey the rules

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer said we should all “obey” the coronavirus restrictions put in place by the government. His comments come after facing questions regarding his predecessor Jeremy..

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Starmer: Current state of Brexit is ‘absurd’ [Video]

Starmer: Current state of Brexit is ‘absurd’

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said with only weeks to go until the Brexit deadline that "it's absurd" that the focus is on legal action, rather than negotiations Report by Browna. Like us on..

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Sir Keir Starmer involved in road collision with cyclist

Police are investigating the incident, which saw a cyclist taken to hospital.
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Test and Trace 'on verge of collapse', Keir Starmer warns

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The Test and Trace system is "on the verge of collapse", Sir Keir Starmer has warned. . The Labour leader said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson should have used the summer to get a “very..
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Boris Johnson and Tory party see popularity slump after exams chaos and local lockdowns

Keir Starmer and Labour now leading in favourability stakes, Ipsos Mori survey finds
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Man who threatened Sir Keir Starmer dies in prison while awaiting trial for left-wing terror offences

Dominic Noble said the then-Labour leadership candidate was on a list of 'potential targets'
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Gavin Williamson defends taking holiday before A-level results crisis

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer also warn plans to reopen schools 'at risk'.
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Channel crossings: Keir Starmer faces Labour revolt over stance on refugees

Allies of Labour leader say party must not 'turn a blind eye' and fight for migrants' rights
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'Head in the sand': Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of ignoring 'looming crisis' for renters as eviction ban set to expire

Exclusive: Labour leader says thousands are at risk of losing homes unless PM extends eviction moratorium
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Boris Johnson news – live: PM must tackle A-level results crisis within 24 hours, says Keir Starmer as top Tories call for GCSE delay

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Keir Starmer calls on 'invisible' Boris Johnson to take responsibility for A-level chaos


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Kier Starmer tells Boris Johnson he has 'moral duty' to reopen schools in September

Labour leader says he expects children back at school next month: 'No ifs, no buts, no equivocation'
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Keir Starmer is doing 'opposition by numbers' and it's working

Labour's strategy is to say 'yeah but no but yeah but' to all Boris Johnson's policies, and to portray him as incompetent and slow
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Scrap 'heartbreaking injustice' of A-level testing system, Keir Starmer urges government

'Young people and parent right across the country, in every town and city, feel let down and betrayed,' says Labour leader
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Government's last minute exams u-turn is 'complete fiasco', Keir Starmer says

Ministers had months to find workable solution, Labour leader says
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Boris Johnson risks 'robbing' a generation of young people of their future as students await A-level results

Sir Keir Starmer's comments follow chaos in Scotland where predicted grades are to be reinstated after thousands of pupils were downgraded by a statistical model
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Keir Starmer overtakes Boris Johnson as voters' choice for PM for first time

Labour leader overseen sharp rise in party's popularity since taking over in April
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'Not even virus beating': Government scientific adviser dismisses Boris Johnson's claim test and trace system is world leading

Sir Keir Starmer also warns PM's 'repeated refusal to accept that test and trace isn't functioning properly is a roadblock to fixing the issues and restoring public confidence'
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Sir Keir Starmer warned not to take Unite's Labour funding for granted by union leader

Len McCluskey plans 'gathering' of the left and warns Labour will 'go under' if leader steers it to the right
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Why isn't Boris Johnson less popular (and Keir Starmer more so)?

The prime minister seemed to be contradicting himself in his news conference yesterday, yet maybe that's what the people want him to do
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Keir Starmer demands more help for tourist towns after surge in unemployment

Joblessness soars by almost 175 per cent in areas most dependent on holiday visitors
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Keir Starmer has no need to betray Corbynism – Jeremy is doing it for him

The Labour leader has nothing to fear from the forthcoming inquiry into Labour antisemitism – his predecessor has chosen the wrong ground on which to fight
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Jeremy Corbyn faces legal action over Labour antisemitism as Keir Starmer declares party to be 'under new management'

Panorama presenter starts court case - after ex-Labour leader denounces High Court damages paid to whistleblowers
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Boris claims Labour using Russia report as ‘Remainer plot to undermine Brexit’

boris claims labour using russia report as ‘remainer plot to undermine brexit’
Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer clashed at PMQs (Picture: PA) The Prime Minister has claimed that Labour are using the bombshell Russia report as a ‘Remainer plot to undermine Brexit’. During a..
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Jeremy Corbyn criticises Keir Starmer over damages for Labour antisemitism whistleblowers

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has criticised his successor Keir Starmer's decision to apologise over a Panorama investigation into antisemitism in the party.
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China: Keir Starmer urges Boris Johnson to impose human rights sanctions

'What we have argued for is sanctions in this country against Chinese officials who have been involved in human rights abuses' says Labour leader
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Keir Starmer says government putting parents in 'impossible position' by ordering workers back to offices without summer childcare

Boris Johnson has lifted work from home guidance as of 1 August
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'Timid' Keir Starmer failing to show leadership in face of 'tsunami' of job losses, union leader warns

Close ally of Jeremy Corbyn warns Labour leader he cannot win power without support of the left
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle: Labour MP resigns from frontbench amid JK Rowling trans row and Israel comments

A Labour MP forced to apologise twice in a month has resigned from Sir Keir Starmer's frontbench team.
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Boris Johnson's logic is bulletproof. Every mistake is your fault for not supporting him

This week, Keir Starmer was reprimanded for 'knocking the confidence' of the public in the track and trace system that is not yet fully operational
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Starmer tells Boris Johnson to punish BA for rehiring 30,000 staff on worse pay and conditions

Airline's 'actions cannot be allowed to stand without consequences on landing slots' Labour leader says
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Dave Prentis: Leader of Unison to stand down after 20 years

Dave Prentis hailed for 'outstanding leadership' by Keir Starmer
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'Shameful': Keir Starmer responds to Boris Johnson's comments on care homes

Prime minister suggested 20,000 fatalities in sector due in part to failure of many homes to 'follow the procedures'
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Bianca Williams: Mayor raises case with Met police as sprinter threatens to sue over traffic stop

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says footage should make police feel 'uncomfortable'
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Jeremy Clarkson endorsement shows Labour has changed, says Keir Starmer

Former Top Gear presenter said he could vote Labour
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Boris Johnson news – live: Keir Starmer to do unconscious racial bias training, and PM to make Huawei 5G decision 'within weeks'

The government will announce any change to Huawei's role in the UK's 5G network within weeks, said culture secretary Oliver Dowden – indicating a new intelligence report had found US sanctions have..
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Keir Starmer faces backlash from Labour's ruling committee after party defends 'racist, sexist and abusive' WhatsApp messages

Statement prepared by party lawyers said criticism was 'po-faced' and that officials had an expectation of privacy
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Ed Miliband says Labour should not downgrade climate change policies

Comments come after Keir Starmer's office suggested 2030 target could be pushed back
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Boris Johnson just used PMQs to demand praise for the towering failures he thinks he hasn't had

It was, as always, Keir Starmer's fault for failing to focus on the dwindling number of things the prime minister hasn't got wrong
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'Last chance': Keir Starmer says government must extend furlough scheme for workers at risk of losing jobs

Labour has called for the furlough scheme to be extended for workers most at risk of losing their jobs, warning it is "the last chance to act".
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Boris Johnson is 'blind to risks' of lifting lockdown, Keir Starmer says

Keir Starmer has accused prime minister Boris Johnson in the House of Commons of being "blind to the risks" of easing the coronavirus lockdown.
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Boris Johnson news – live: Councils facing 'perfect storm' of coronavirus and funding shortfall, Starmer warns as PM faces questions on Leicester lockdown

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Boris Johnson says Covid-19 disaster for UK and pledges 'Rooseveltian' strategy

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Keir Starmer jokes of press-up contest with Boris Johnson at PMQs

'Maybe question one should be first to 50,' says Labour leader
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Coronavirus: Keir Starmer accuses government of being 'asleep at the wheel' over reopening of schools in England

'I genuinely think we could have had all our children back in school by now,' says Labour leader
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Boris Johnson news - live: Keir Starmer condemns top civil servant's exit from No 10, as PM 'wants Brexiteer' as replacement

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Tories are all talk on revamping Britain's infrastructure, Keir Starmer claims as Johnson to announce school plan

Boris Johnson announces £1bn investment in schools ahead of major speech on Tuesday
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Ed Miliband admits Keir Starmer is 'definitely' going to be a better Labour Party leader than he was

Former Labour chief returned to front bench in April as new boss replaced Jeremy Corbyn
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Ed Miliband denies purge against Labour left after Keir Starmer's decision to fire minister

Leader was 'right' to sack shadow education secretary over 'significant' error of judgement in retweeting interview containing antisemitic conspiracy theory
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More people now think Kier Starmer would be better prime minister than Boris Johnson, poll suggests

Survey shows growing discontent with government handling of coronavirus
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Keir Starmer's sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey is a Blairite moment in British politics

Boris Johnson intended to fight for a second term by building the widest possible coalition among voters of all classes and regions. Now Starmer has shown he will be fighting for the same ground
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Keir Starmer faces down left-wing rebellion amid 'significant disagreement' over Rebecca Long-Bailey sacking

MPs call for reinstatement of ex-shadow education secretary amid antisemitism row
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