Keir Starmer’s Christmas message 2023

As communities across Britain gather together for a period of faith and festivities – I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Throughout the Christmas period, we see the bonds of kinship rekindled, as families and friends share in the joy, hope and optimism that Christmas provides.

For Christians the world-over, this is a time to rejoice in the birth of Jesus Christ – God’s son. The birth of Jesus Christ brings light into our world, and reminds us that in times of darkness and despair, hope, love and peace are always worth advocating for. Charity, humility and selflessness take centre stage in the Christmas story – and this season serves as a reminder that these qualities should be a guiding light for us all.

During the holidays many of you will be serving your community, and our country. I want to thank;

Our ever-dedicated NHS staff working around the clock to keep people comfy and healthy,

Royal mail workers for ensuring gifts, cards and special messages are received on time,

Military personnel for their steadfast commitment to our national security, which often means being away from loved ones,

Retail and hospitality workers for keeping us all well stocked with Christmas treats,

And the generosity of Churches and charities, providing a safe haven and support for those less fortunate, and for those for whom Christmas is a difficult time.

On behalf of the Labour Party, I send my heartfelt thanks, and gratitude to you all for what you do.

Happy Christmas, from my family to yours.