Sunday 26 September 2021 / 7:51 PM Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer says ‘vital reforms represent major step forward’

Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, commenting on rule changes passed at Labour conference this evening to introduce a new independent complaints system and alter the arrangements for electing a leader, said:

“I’m delighted that these vital reforms have passed. They represent a major step forward in our efforts to face the public and win the next general election.

“This is a decisive and important day in the history of the Labour Party. I promised to tackle antisemitism in our party. We’ve now closed the door on a shameful chapter in our history. I want to acknowledge the courage of all the people who spoke up against it.

“As I promised when elected as Leader, the Labour Party is now relentlessly focused on the concerns of the British people and offering them a credible, ambitious alternative to this Government.

“This is a crucial step forward in the party I lead and I am determined to see in government. And in the coming days you’ll hear us set out ideas on how we will win the next election.”