Keir Starmer – Leader of the Labour Party
Keir was elected leader of the Labour Party in April 2020.
Human rights lawyer
Before entering Parliament, Keir was a defence barrister specialising in human rights, trade union and environmental cases. Keir was the legal advisor to the Northern Ireland Policing Board for five years where he helped to oversee implementation of the Good Friday Agreement recommendations relating to policing.
Director of Public Prosecutions
In 2008, Keir was named as the Director of Public Prosecutions for the Crown Prosecution Services, making him head of a public body with thousands of employees and responsible for carrying out prosecutions on behalf of the British people.
Prior to being elected as leader, Keir was Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (2016-2020) and Shadow Immigration Minister (2015-2016). Keir was elected to Parliament in 2015 as the member for Holborn and St Pancras, where he has lived for many years with his wife and two children.