Keir Starmer

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Sir Keir Starmer (born 2 September 1962, Southwark, London) is the leader of the Labour Party in the United Kingdom. He succeeded Jeremy Corbyn in this position. Before adopting post as Labour leader, he served as Shadow Brexit secretary. Prior to working in politics, he worked as a barrister.

Policy and views

Starmer identifies as a "socialist", and supports social ownership and investment in the UK's public services. On the other hand, he is responsible for purging several of the more extreme left elements of the Labour Party's ideology that re-emerged under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, and expelled numerous far-left party members in 2020.[1]

Starmer is an atheist; he stated that he doesn't believe in God, but stated that he has "a lot of time and respect for faith".[2]

References

  1. Keir Starmer purges ‘1,000’ far-Left Corbynista members from Labour in crackdown on groups critical of work to tackle anti-Semitism
  2. Keir Starmer: I may not believe in God, but I do believe in faith