Keir Starmer


Batley and Spen by-election: Labour leader Keir Starmer visits

The upcoming by-election in West Yorkshire is not a referendum on the leadership of the Labour Party, its candidate has said. Kim Leadbeater, who is standing for the Batley and Spen seat, was joined by Sir Keir Starmer as she campaigned earlier. She is defending Labour's 3,525 majority in the...
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Keir Starmer dines with Batley and Spen candidate in West Yorkshire

Sir Keir Starmer has been pictured having dinner with Batley and Spen candidate Kim Leadbeater as he prepares to join her on the campaign trail on Thursday. They dined at the Healds Hall Hotel in Liversedge on Wednesday. The Labour leader travelled to Yorkshire to show his support for Ms...

UK Covid LIVE: UK records highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since late February as Keir Starmer says school catch up plan will ‘hold Britain back for a generation’

The UK has recorded another 7,450 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours - the highest daily figure since February 27. The figures released by the Government compare with 6,048 cases announced yesterday, and 4,330 cases this time last week. Six further deaths were recorded. Meanwhile Sir Keir Starmer has...
U.K.The Independent

Keir Starmer needs catch-up lessons in how to ask Boris Johnson questions

The prime minister ought to have been in trouble today. This was the first time that the Labour leader had the chance to ask him about the resignation of Sir Kevan Collins, the government’s adviser on catch-up in schools. Sir Kevan did the principled thing when Boris Johnson refused to devote anything like the public spending he thought was required to education recovery.

Reaction Media Review Column 53: Piers Morgan, Matt Forde & Keir Starmer

“You should get Keir to do more of these non political and more personal interviews,” I said to his press officer after he spent ten minutes talking to me and Jacqui Smith about his memories of the year 2020. We saw a very different side to the politician who many feel is somewhat charismatically challenged. He was funny, witty and entertaining – far from the slightly monochrome character we had previously seen in the normal political interviews politicians undertake each day. I had seen this in an hour long interview and phone I did with him in March last year during the Labour leadership contest. I was more impressed than I perhaps wanted to be.

Sir Keir Starmer’s seat to be redrawn under shake-up of parliamentary seats

Sir Keir Starmer is set to see his north London seat abolished, under proposals to redraw the parliamentary boundaries by 2023. The Labour leader’s London constituency of Holborn and St Pancras is due to be redrawn with a new name of Kentish Town and Bloomsbury, which will take in some of his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn’s seat of Islington North.

Salford’s ‘sensible socialist’ mayor has a message for Keir Starmer

Cast an eye at the geography of today’s Labour party, and one thing quickly becomes clear: the lion’s share of the innovation and impetus is coming from the North West. Top of the bill is Andy Burnham, increasingly resembling a kind of Prince across the Pennines, waiting for his moment to storm Keir Starmer’s keep. There’s Angela Rayner, deputy leader of the party’s Westminster operation, who is carving out an ever-more-prominent position after an ill-fated attempt at her ousting. There are local leaders like Matthew Brown, the steely leader of Preston city council. And there’s Paul Dennett, the Salford city mayor.
PoliticsThe Independent

It’s time for Keir Starmer to restore the whip to Jeremy Corbyn

It’s been just over seven months since the Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, suspended his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn from the party in late October 2020 for his views on the Equalities and Human Rights Commission’s report into antisemitism. Despite reinstating Corbyn as a party member on 17 November 2020, Starmer...
PoliticsThe Guardian

Keir Starmer: coming months are make-or-break for Labour

The coming months are a potentially make-or-break period for the Labour party, Keir Starmer has told Piers Morgan in an in-depth TV interview that also covered areas including his early life and family, legal career, and intense dislike for his middle name. Starmer said that after a tricky few weeks...
CelebritiesThe Guardian

The real Keir Starmer – tears, blokey bonding and no politics

“Why are you doing this?” asked Piers Morgan. A good question. Why does anyone agree to do Piers Morgan’s Life Stories (ITV) unless they have an ulterior motive? Why put yourself through the ordeal of an ersatz This is Your Life therapy session with an interviewer whose eyes are firmly fixed on ratings fodder and has little concern for your mental wellbeing? So best to get the elephant out of the room first.
CelebritiesThe Guardian

Keir Starmer has made one small step towards being slightly normal

What is the point of TV? I’ve always thought – and, as one of the Guardian’s most beloved, or if not beloved then at least one of its most frequent TV previewers, my opinion finally holds some weight here – that television fulfils one of two functions: either to entertain or inform. Come Dine With Me, or Attenborough. Ant and Dec, or Panorama. Occasionally you will see a crossover between the two – when the families on Gogglebox are forced to watch the news, for instance – but more or less, there’s a clear binary. That was until I watched Keir Starmer on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, which, over the course of 50 minutes, didn’t really manage either.