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Leader of the British Labour Party

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Keir Starmer: Leader of the British Labour Party
Sir Keir Rodney Starmer is a British politician serving as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2020. He has been Member of Parliament for Holborn and St Pancras since 2015.

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Ed Miliband returns to Labour frontbench in Sir Keir Starmer's reshuffle [Video]

Ed Miliband returns to Labour frontbench in Sir Keir Starmer's reshuffle

Ed Miliband will return to the Labour frontbench under Sir Keir Starmer as the new leader revealed an overhauled shadow cabinet that includes his former leadership rivals. Mr Miliband, who was..

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer unveils his new-look shadow cabinet [Video]

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer unveils his new-look shadow cabinet

Sir Keir Starmer has announced the senior members of his new shadow cabinet after his landslide victory in the Labour leadership race. Former Treasury minister Anneliese Dodds has been made shadow..

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Starmer won't use COVID-19 to 'score party political points' [Video]

Starmer won't use COVID-19 to 'score party political points'

Sir Keir Starmer says he will not use his position as leader of the Labour Party to "score party political points" in the effort to counter the spread of coronavirus. Report by Jonesia. Like us on..

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Sir Keir Starmer to appoint a 'balanced' shadow cabinet [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer to appoint a 'balanced' shadow cabinet

New Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer tells Andrew Marr he will be appointing a shadow cabinet which represents a balance of geographies, diversity, and political positions.

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Reactions to Sir Keir Starmer becoming the new Labour leader [Video]

Reactions to Sir Keir Starmer becoming the new Labour leader

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are among the politicians to react to Sir Keir Starmer becoming the Labour Party leader.

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Sir Keir Starmer is new Labour leader: full acceptance speech without subtitles [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer is new Labour leader: full acceptance speech without subtitles

Sir Keir Starmer has been elected leader of the Labour Party. Mr Starmer released a recorded acceptance speech as the announcement event was cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sir Keir Starmer announced as new Labour leader [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer announced as new Labour leader

Sir Keir Starmer has won the Labour leadership race as the party’s three-month contest to replace Jeremy Corbyn draws to a close. The winner was announced via email on Saturday, along with the..

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New Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer in profile [Video]

New Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer in profile

A look at the career of Sir Keir Starmer, who takes over from Jeremy Corbyn as the new leader of the Labour Party.

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Corbyn's Brexit chief on track to take Labour helm [Video]

Corbyn's Brexit chief on track to take Labour helm

Britain's opposition Labour party is to elect a successor to leftist Jeremy Corbyn. His Brexit policy chief, Keir Starmer, is way ahead in polls, but he's likely to inherit a deeply divided party. Lucy..

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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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Sir Keir Starmer has appointed his leadership rival Lisa Nandy shadow foreign secretary as he began unveiling his top team.
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Who will be in Keir Starmer's shadow cabinet?

A large clear-out of Jeremy Corbyn's defeated and demoralised top team appears certain
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Keir Starmer's first 100 days: How can he make a mark in a crisis?

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Gordon Brown endorses Keir Starmer for Labour leadership

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Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn urges frontrunner Keir Starmer to publish major donations to his campaign

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Labour leadership candidates clash over Brexit at Guardian hustings – video

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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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Rebecca Long-Bailey says Labour 'couldn't refuse' Scotland a second independence referendum

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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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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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Wigan MP has place on ballot paper alongside Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long Bailey in race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn
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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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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

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