Sir Keir Starmer elected new Labour Party leader

Sir Keir Starmer is the new leader of the Labour Party.

Sir Keir, 57, comprehensively saw off the challenge of nearest rival Rebecca Long-Bailey.

Ms Long-Bailey was seen as a “Corbyn continuity” candidate.

A vote for Sir Keir indicates the party’s desire for a more moderate approach.

Jeremy Corbyn, 70, was Labour’s leader for the last five years.

He led the party to two election defeats – the last the worst since 1935.

Under Corbyn Labour was riven by an unclear policy on Brexit and ant-Semitic accusations.

 

 

 

 

 

 


About the Author

Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.



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