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Keir Starmer

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Starmer in 2017
Leader of the Opposition
Assumed office
4 April 2020
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Shadow First Secretary Angela Rayner
Preceded by Jeremy Corbyn
Leader of the Labour Party
Assumed office
4 April 2020
Deputy Angela Rayner
Preceded by Jeremy Corbyn
Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
In office
6 October 2016 – 4 April 2020
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Emily Thornberry
Succeeded by Position abolished
Member of Parliament
for Holborn and St Pancras
Assumed office
7 May 2015
Preceded by Frank Dobson
Majority 27,763 (48.9%)
Director of Public Prosecutions
In office
1 November 2008 – 1 November 2013
Preceded by Ken Macdonald
Succeeded by Alison Saunders
Personal details
Born
Keir Rodney Starmer

2 September 1962 (1962-09-02) (age 59)
Southwark, London, England
Political party Labour
Spouse(s)
Victoria Alexander (m. 2007)
Children 2
Education Reigate Grammar School
Alma mater

Sir Keir Rodney Starmer KCB QC MP (born 2 September 1962) is a British politician who has served as leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2020. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Holborn and St Pancras since 2015, having been re-elected in both 2017 and 2019.

Starmer was the Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union in Jeremy Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet. He was Director of Public Prosecutions and Head of the Crown Prosecution Service from 2008 to 2013.

In January 2020, Starmer announced his candidacy for Labour Leader in the 2020 election. On 4 April 2020, Starmer was elected as leader of the Labour Party and thus Leader of the Opposition. He was elected in the first round of voting with 275,780 votes (56.2%).

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