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Keir Starmer: British Labour politician and lawyer
Sir Keir Starmer is a British politician who has been 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.

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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
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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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 leadership contender Starmer makes freedom of movement pledge [Video]Labour leadership contender Starmer makes freedom of movement pledge

Labour leadership contender Sir Keir Starmer has pledged to reverse Boris Johnson’s end to freedom of movement for European Union citizens in the UK if he becomes prime minister. Sir Keir, who has..

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'Elitist or downtrodden': Sir Keir Starmer claims Labour ignored the middle class [Video]'Elitist or downtrodden': Sir Keir Starmer claims Labour ignored the middle class

Labour leadership contender Sir Keir Starmer makes a speech admitting his party has disregarded the middle-classes and makes plans to address it. Speaking to party members at West Ham town hall, the..

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Starmer: Leadership is ‘not the job of one person’ [Video]Starmer: Leadership is ‘not the job of one person’

Sir Keir Starmer says Labour leadership ‘is not the job of one person’. The shadow Brexit secretary and leadership hopeful went on to defend Jeremy Corbyn’s premiership saying we need to..

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Who are the Labour leadership contenders? [Video]Who are the Labour leadership contenders?

Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy, Emily Thornberry and Sir Keir Starmer will battle it out to become the next Labour leader.

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Keir Starmer says he can unite Labour after gaining backing from Usdaw union [Video]Keir Starmer says he can unite Labour after gaining backing from Usdaw union

Labour candidate Sir Keir Starmer visits Usdaw HQ in Wilmslow after the union gave him its backing in the leadership race. He also said Jess Phillips was 'brave' to put her name into the leadership..

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Labour leadership hopefuls clash over handling of antisemiti [Video]Labour leadership hopefuls clash over handling of antisemiti

The Labour leadership candidates have clashed over their personal records on antisemitism as they went head to head in the first hustings. Jess Phillips appeared to suggest other candidates had..

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Keir Starmer visits Batley nursery [Video]Keir Starmer visits Batley nursery

Keir Starmer talks about his desire for Labour's future, whether a woman should be the next leader, and his views on the criminality of abortion. Report by Woodsli. Like us on Facebook at..

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Sir Keir Starmer launches Labour leadership bid [Video]Sir Keir Starmer launches Labour leadership bid

Labour leadership contender Sir Keir Starmer has vowed to lead the fight to stamp out anti-Semitism in the party if he wins the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn. The shadow Brexit secretary, who is..

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Keir Starmer launches leadership campaign in Manchester [Video]Keir Starmer launches leadership campaign in Manchester

Keir Starmer has officially launched his Labour leadership campaign in Manchester. Speaking at the Mechanics Institute, the shadow Brexit secretary said: "We need to fight to regain our heartland..

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Unison backs Sir Keir Starmer in Labour leadership bid [Video]Unison backs Sir Keir Starmer in Labour leadership bid

Labour leadership candidate Sir Keir Starmer is welcomed to Unison headquarters in London by General Secretary Dave Prentice after the union declared its support for him. The early front-runner met..

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Rebecca Long-Bailey launches Labour leadership bid [Video]Rebecca Long-Bailey launches Labour leadership bid

Rebecca Long-Bailey says all candidates for the Labour leadership need to set out a "positive vision" for the future, as well as being able to unify the party and country. Ms Long-Bailey is the..

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Keir Starmer: Labour needs a leader who will unite the party [Video]Keir Starmer: Labour needs a leader who will unite the party

The shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer has become the fifth MP to announce they are running for Labour leader. Sir Keir visited the Brexit-backing town of Stevenage to announce his plan to unite the..

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Keir Starmer: Labour needs to restore trust [Video]Keir Starmer: Labour needs to restore trust

Keir Starmer has launched his bid to lead the Labour Party, promising to restore trust and confidence in the party as a force for change and good. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

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Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer enters Labour leadership race [Video]Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer enters Labour leadership race

Keir Starmer has announced his bid for Labour Party leadership with a campaign video. The shadow Brexit secretary outlines his plans for a Green New Deal and a human rights based foreign policy.

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Lisa Nandy: The Labour Party needs to root itself back into communities [Video]Lisa Nandy: The Labour Party needs to root itself back into communities

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy has announced her bid to become Labour's new leader. She said the party needs to become less London-centric and instead root itself back in smaller communities. Jess Phillips and..

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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
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson news – live: PM faces backlash over 'mansion tax plan' and HS2, as Starmer's team claim 'dirty tricks' over data breach claims

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

Keir Starmer's mother-in-law dies two weeks after accident

Frontrunner in race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn had suspended campaigning over weekend
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

Jess Phillips says it would be 'embarrassing' for a man to win Labour leadership and suggests Sir Keir Starmer should quit contest

Men should sometimes 'pass the mic' if they truly believe in gender equality, says candidate
Independent - Published

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

Follow for all the latest updates
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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'
Independent - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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.
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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".
BBC News - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

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".
Independent - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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
Independent - Published

'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'
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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 http://bit.ly/2M8B1cS on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

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
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

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
Independent - Published

Labour to officially back bid for second Brexit referendum on Boris Johnson's deal

Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer says party will whip MPs to support backbench move to secure Final Say vote
Independent - Published

More than 100,000 sign letter demanding Final Say on Brexit in less than 24 hours

'Today, we're marching together to say we trust the people, not Boris Johnson, to solve this Brexit crisis', Kier Starmer says
Independent - Published

Brexit: Keir Starmer says fresh referendum 'only' solution to deadlock, despite Jeremy Corbyn favouring general election

Shadow Brexit secretary's comments likely to deepen divisions between senior party figures
Independent - Published

Calls for attorney general to 'consider his position' after advising Boris Johnson parliament suspension was legal

'I think it's very important that we now see the full legal advice,' says Sir Keir Starmer
Independent - Published

Labour conference: Starmer and Thornberry ramp up pressure on Corbyn with pro-Remain message at rally

Leader urged to fully oppose Brexit as activists launch bid to force shift in party policy
Independent - Published

Pity the Labour Party. As it doubled down on Brexit lunacy, actual news robbed it of a vote-winning triumph

Just as the Starmer and Watson were simultaneously setting out two different policies on Brexit, three Scottish lawyers got in the way
Independent - Published

'This is a huge thing': Labour Brexit chief Keir Starmer reacts to parliament suspension being ruled unlawful after being told of news while live on stage

'It was obvious to everybody that shutting down parliament at this crucial time was the wrong thing to do'
Independent - Published

Brexit: Split at top of Labour as key figures urge Jeremy Corbyn to slam brakes on early election

Keir Starmer and others challenge Labour leader to fully nail down Article 50 extension first - delaying poll until November at earliest
Independent - Published

Labour to vote against snap general election unless Boris Johnson rules out no-deal Brexit

Sir Keir Starmer has confirmed Labour will vote down Boris Johnson's bid for a general election tonight after the prime minister's Brexit plans were derailed by a humiliating defeat at the hands of..
Independent - Published

We don't trust PM Johnson on October 15 election date: UK opposition Brexit spokesman

Britain's main opposition Labour Party does not trust Prime Minister Boris Johnson's proposal to hold an election on Oct. 15, before the country is due to leave the European Union, its Brexit spokesman..
Reuters - Published

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