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.