Starmer, Sir Keir Rodney

Starmer, Sir Keir Rodney,

1962–, British political leader. A member of the Labour partyLabour party,
British political party, one of the two dominant parties in Great Britain since World War I. Origins

The Labour party was founded in 1900 after several generations of preparatory trade union politics made possible by the Reform Bills of 1867 and 1884,
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, he was a human-rights lawyer before becoming director of public prosecutions and head of the crown prosecution service (2008–13). In 2015 Starmer first won election to Parliament, and he served (2016–20) as Labour's shadow Brexit secretary. In 2020, after Jeremy CorbynCorbyn, Jeremy Bernard,
1949–, British politician. A trade union organizer, he served on the Haringey District Council in London (1974–83) before he was first elected to Parliament, where he became a spokesman for the left wing of the Labour party.
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 resigned as Labour party leader, Starmer was elected to succeed him. He was knighted in 2014.
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