Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer KCB KC, aged 61, is a British politician and barrister who has been serving as the Leader of the Opposition and the Leader of the Labour Party since April 2020. He represents the constituency of Holborn and St Pancras as a Member of Parliament (MP), a position he has held since May 2015.
Before his political career, Sir Keir had a respected tenure as the Director of Public Prosecutions from 2008 to 2013. His legal career was marked by a focus on criminal defence and human rights issues, and he was appointed Queen’s Counsel (QC) in 2002.
Educated at Reigate Grammar School, Sir Keir went on to earn a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Leeds in 1985 and a postgraduate Bachelor of Civil Law degree from St Edmund Hall, Oxford, in 1986. His early life in London and Surrey shaped his perspective and approach to public service.
As the leader of the Labour Party, Sir Keir has outlined five key missions that he aims to prioritize, including making the UK the fastest-growing major economy, transforming the country into a clean energy superpower, improving the NHS, reforming the justice system, and raising education standards. These missions reflect his vision for a “mission-driven government” focused on long-term solutions rather than short-term fixes.
Sir Keir’s leadership marks a shift from the policies of his predecessor, Jeremy Corbyn, and indicates a strategic move to appeal to a broader electorate. His approach has been described as pragmatic, aiming to address the challenges faced by the UK with a focus on growth, sustainability, and social justice.