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British Labour politician and lawyer

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Keir Starmer: British Labour politician and lawyer
Sir Keir Starmer is a British politician and barrister who has served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Holborn and St Pancras since 2015. A member of the Labour Party, he is currently Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, having been appointed to the Shadow Cabinet by Jeremy Corbyn in 2016. He is a candidate for leader of the Labour Party in the 2020 leadership election.


Sir Keir Starmer in profile [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer in profile

A look at Labour leadership hopeful Sir Keir Starmer, including his path to politics and key policies as he bids to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the opposition.

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Starmer grilled on leadership campaign funding [Video]

Starmer grilled on leadership campaign funding

Sir Keir Starmer has declined to identify all of his donors, after coming under pressure to disclose who is funding his Labour leadership campaign. The frontrunner in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn..

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Labour leadership hopefuls clash over party's anti-Semitism crisis [Video]

Labour leadership hopefuls clash over party's anti-Semitism crisis

The Labour leadership candidates have clashed over responsibility for the party's anti-Semitism crisis. Lisa Nandy, who quit Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet in 2016, said she spoke out on the issue but..

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Starmer 'astonished' that PM hasn't visited flood-hit areas [Video]

Starmer 'astonished' that PM hasn't visited flood-hit areas

Sir Keir Starmer says he is "astonished" that the prime minister has not visited the flood-hit regions of the UK. The Labour leadership candidate said that Boris Johnson's decision not to hold Cobra..

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Starmer: Labour members 'want to turn a corner' [Video]

Starmer: Labour members 'want to turn a corner'

Labour members begin casting their votes on Monday to elect Jeremy Corbyn's replacement successor as party leader. Frontrunner Sir Keir Starmer says that the Labour Party has been "taking lumps out of..

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Labour: Leadership candidates discuss the problems in their party [Video]

Labour: Leadership candidates discuss the problems in their party

Rebecca Long-Bailey, Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy discuss what needs to change in the Labour Party on a TV debate. All three leadership candidates agreed there was not just one thing that has led to..

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Labour leadership candidates call for social media change [Video]

Labour leadership candidates call for social media change

Labour leadership candidates have called for a change to how social media companies police themselves. Their comments come after TV presenter Caroline Flack took her own life, Sir Keir said the wider..

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Labour's Keir Starmer calls on the home secretary to "explain" after her top civil servant quits.
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Labour leadership: Keir Starmer on course for clear victory in race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn, according to new members' poll

Survey suggests shadow Brexit secretary could win on first preference votes
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Labour leadership candidates clash over Brexit at Guardian hustings – video

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Keir Starmer came under fire from Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy over Labour’s Brexit position, both arguing that it contributed to the party’s landslide defeat in December. Speaking at the..
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Labour leadership: The key policies of Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy

Candidates must convince members they can revive Labour's fortunes after its worst electoral defeat since 1935
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Labour leadership: Who is frontrunner Keir Starmer and what are his key policies?

Holborn and St Pancras MP is lawyer who headed the Crown Prosecution Service before entering parliament
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Labour leadership: Keir Starmer refuses to say whether he would keep Corbyn in shadow cabinet

Frontrunner vows to abolish minimum salary threshold for migrant workers
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Keir Starmer says 'radical socialist tradition' must remain at heart of Labour in pitch to party's left

Exclusive: 'Labour has always been a place where different ways of thinking come together,' says frontrunner in unity plea
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Rebecca Long-Bailey says Labour 'couldn't refuse' Scotland a second independence referendum

Leadership rival Starmer warns of SNP 'trap' over constitutional question
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Reshuffle: Keir Starmer urges Boris Johnson not to abolish aid department in shake-up of ministers

Prime minister planning to 'blood' new generation of female Tory talent
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Labour leadership: Keir Starmer's team urge party bosses to intervene over 'unfair' hacking probe

Race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn descends into acrimony
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Keir Starmer's mother-in-law dies two weeks after accident

Frontrunner in race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn had suspended campaigning over weekend
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Keir Starmer's team claim 'dirty tricks' by party insiders after being accused of hacking into Labour's membership database

Source close to leadership frontrunner blames 'factional attack' by party supporters of rival Rebecca Long-Bailey
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Keir Starmer demands overhaul of 'deeply flawed' universal credit to protect domestic abuse survivors

Exclusive: Current system gives controlling partners 'easy mechanism' to commit financial abuse, warns Labour leadership contender
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Lisa Nandy promises to let councillors nominate Labour leadership candidates

Wigan MP has place on ballot paper alongside Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long Bailey in race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn
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Labour leadership candidate Keir Starmer demands investigation into Downing Street's selective briefing of press

Correspondents walked out over plan to exclude certain titles from briefing on Brexit plans
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Labour leadership hopeful Keir Starmer says he would bring back freedom of movement as PM

'We have to make the case for freedom of movement,' says Starmer
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Labour leadership: Give EU nationals the vote, says Keir Starmer

'The way they have been treated over the past three years is shameful,' says frontrunner
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Sorry Keir Starmer, the people don't want more power, they just want better politicians

The way to restore trust in politics is simple. It's through giving the public MPs that can actually be trusted
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Keir Starmer to call for greater devolution within 'federal UK' on return to Labour leadership campaign trail

Frontrunner will propose replacing existing conventions with written constitution, arguing that Blair and Brown governments left devolution job half done
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Labour leadership hustings cancelled as Keir Starmer's mother-in-law remains in hospital

'Procedures committee unanimously agreed last night that in the circumstances and to ensure fairness to all candidates,' says general secretary
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Labour chairman Ian Lavery urges Keir Starmer to 'stand aside' so party can have first woman leader

"We've got Rebecca Long-Bailey, Baileyism,' says Lavery
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Keir Starmer nominated for Labour leadership by Usdaw union in major blow to Jess Phillips

Shadow Brexit secretary is first hopeful to make it onto final ballot paper in race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn
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Labour leadership: Deadline for voter registration looms, as new poll puts Starmer ahead of Long-Bailey

New YouGov poll says 63 per cent of Labour members would back shadow Brexit secretary in final round
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Jess Phillips says it would be 'embarrassing' for a man to win Labour leadership and suggests Sir Keir Starmer should quit contest

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Labour leadership: Hustings to begin in Liverpool as Keir Starmer takes early lead over other candidates

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Labour leadership: Keir Starmer cements early lead over rival Rebecca Long-Bailey ahead of first hustings

Five candidates to succeed Jeremy Corbyn will battle it out at event in Liverpool
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Rebecca Long-Bailey promises to end 'gentlemen's club' of politics, as Keir Starmer calls for end to Labour 'factions'

Shadow business secretary launches campaign as main rival says party needs 'unifying peace'
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Starmer launches UK Labour leadership bid with call to end factionalism

Keir Starmer, the frontrunner in the race to lead Britain's main opposition Labour Party, has pledged to end feuding within its ranks and take the fight to Prime Minister Boris Johnson if he wins the..
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Labour risks losing swathes more seats unless it picks leader who can connect with ordinary people, Jess Phillips warns

New poll shows Keir Starmer is public's favourite to replace Jeremy Corbyn
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Labour leadership: Keir Starmer promises to defend party's radical values and win next election

Contender to succeed Jeremy Corbyn officially launches campaign on back of commanding lead in MPs' nominations
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Labour leadership: Jess Phillips, Lisa Nandy and Rebecca Long Bailey pass first hurdle in race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn

Candidates join shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer, who was the first to win the minimum number of endorsements
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Keir Starmer: Labour leadership contender receives major boost as Unison announces endorsement

Keir Starmer's bid to become the next Labour leader has received a major boost after the influential trade union Unison threw its weight behind his campaign.
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Keir Starmer takes big early lead among MPs in Labour leadership race, official figures show

Shadow Brexit Secretary has already secured 23 nominations - enough to put him on the ballot paper
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UK election result 'blew away' argument for second Brexit vote: Labour's Starmer

Britain's December election "blew away" the argument for a second Brexit referendum and the country must move on from its divide over whether or not to leave the European Union, the frontrunner to lead..
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Labour leadership: MPs begin to make their pitches

Sir Keir Starmer aims to win trust, while Jess Phillips says Labour must stop "harking back to the past".
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Starmer launches bid for leadership of UK's Labour Party

Keir Starmer, a former senior public prosecutor, launched his bid to replace Jeremy Corbyn as the leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party on Saturday with a defense of his efforts to stand up for..
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Labour leadership: Keir Starmer enters race to succeed Corbyn with pledge to 'restore trust' in party

Keir Starmer has confirmed his bid to be the next Labour leader, vowing to listen to the public about the way the party must change to "restore trust".
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UK Labour Party Brexit spokesman Starmer ahead in leadership race-poll

Keir Starmer, Brexit spokesman for Britain's opposition Labour Party, has emerged as the early front runner in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as leader, according to a poll of members.
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Labour leadership: Keir Starmer emerges as early frontrunner to take over from Jeremy Corbyn, poll reveals

Shadow Brexit secretary leads field ahead of Rebecca Long Bailey, according to survey of members
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'Moral emergency': Number of rough sleepers to rocket to 10,000 within five years, Keir Starmer warns

Labour leadership contender accuses Boris Johnson of failing to take crisis seriously – calling for 'cultural shift' to make preventing homelessness 'a basic human right'
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Keir Starmer showcases left-wing credentials in Labour leadership battle: 'My dad worked in a factory and my mum was a nurse'

'I don't need somebody else's name tattooed to my head, some past leader, in order to make decisions,' shadow Brexit secretary says
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Keir Starmer distances himself from Corbyn as he plots bid for Labour leadership

Opposition should have 'taken down' Tories' 'get Brexit done' slogan, says shadow Brexit secretary
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Keir Starmer 'seriously considering' running for UK Labour leadership: Guardian

British Labour Party's Keir Starmer is "seriously considering" running to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as the party's leader, the Guardian reported on Tuesday.
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Keir Starmer ally insists next Labour leader doesn't need 'ovaries or a Northern accent' as Angela Rayner prepares to back Rebecca Long-Bailey

Fightback begins even as Long-Bailey is poised to enjoy clear run as the Corbynite candidate
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Jeremy Corbyn will appoint new team of Brexit negotiators backing 'both Leave and Remain' if Labour wins general election

Move follows Boris Johnson's criticism of who would carry out the role - and casts doubt on future influence of Remain-backing Keir Starmer
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Conservatives post misleading edited video to suggest Labour's shadow Brexit secretary can't answer question

Clip doctored to give false impression that Keir Starmer was lost for words over Labour's Brexit policy
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