SIR Keir Starmer has won the leadership of the Labour Party, taking 56 per cent of the votes cast.

The human rights lawyer beat rivals Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy after the first round of counting.

Sir Keir, who was named after Labour’s first parliamentary leader Keir Hardie, said his election was the “honour and privilege of my life”.

He has replaced former leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who stepped down after a general election which saw the Labour party suffer its worst result since the 1930’s.


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Sie Keir entered Parliament as the MP for Holborn and St Pancras in 2015, speaking about the importance of equal rights for all in his maiden speech.

Sir Keir, aged 57, was promoted to the frontbench, serving as a shadow Home Office minister before being promoted to shadow Brexit secretary soon after the EU referendum in 2016.

The leader visited Worcester in January 2019 to discuss the impact of leaving the EU on city businesses.

He discussed Brexit in Worcestershire while on a tour at Worcester Bosch's Warndon factory.