Wednesday 23 September 2020 / 5:00 PM Keir Starmer

A New Leadership: Labour unveils Keir Starmer’s first party political broadcast

Today Labour unveils its first party political broadcast since the election of Keir Starmer as Leader.

The broadcast, A new leadership, tells the story of people’s experiences during the coronavirus pandemic in conversations Keir has had with members of the public in recent weeks. It will also introduce Keir – where he came from, his values and his love for our country.

A new leadership will be aired on national television this evening. Keir’s broadcast address in response to the Prime Minister’s statement on coronavirus will be aired separately this evening.

Standing outside his childhood home, he will say: “Together we can make Britain the best place to grow up in and the best place to grow old in.”

Filming took place over the summer across the United Kingdom, including Edinburgh, Stevenage, Birmingham, Chesterfield and North Wales, as Keir toured the country.

Narrating the film, Keir Starmer says: “I love this country. I’m proud of this country, of all it has achieved and all it will go on to achieve.

“This country has given me so much. An NHS that cared for my mother for much of her life. The chance to be the first in my family to go to university, to go on into the law and to lead our Crown Prosecution Service for five years.

“I want these opportunities to be available to everyone: in every village, town and city. In every region and nation. Whatever your age, background or ethnicity.”

On his vision for the United Kingdom, he will say:

“I profoundly believe that a better future is possible for this country. A future built on decency, fairness, opportunity, compassion and security.

“The Labour Party is under new leadership, and this is our mission: to win the trust of the British people, so that together we can forge that better future. So that together we can make Britain the best place to grow up in and the best place to grow old in.”