Sir Keir Rodney Starmer is a British politician and former lawyer who has served as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2020. He has been Member of Parliament for Holborn and St Pancras since 2015. Ideologically, Starmer identifies as a socialist and has been described as being on the soft left within the Labour Party. Starmer was born in London and raised in Surrey, where he attended the selective state Reigate Grammar School, which became an independent school while he was a student. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Leeds in 1985 and a postgraduate Bachelor of Civil Law from St Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford in 1986. After qualifying for the bar, Starmer acted exclusively as a defence lawyer, specialising in human rights issues, before being appointed as a Queen's Counsel in 2002. In 2008, he became Director of Public Prosecutions and Head of the Crown Prosecution Service, holding these roles until 2013.
|Born:||Keir Rodney Starmer, September 2, 1962, Southwark, London, England|
|Education:||Reigate Grammar School, Guildhall School of Music and Drama|
|Alma mater:||University of Leeds (LLB), St Edmund Hall, Oxford (BCL)|
|Preceded by:||Jeremy Corbyn|
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About Keir Starmer
Best known for holding office from 2008 until 2013 as British Director of Public Prosecution and as leader of the Crown Prosecution Service, this high-ranking barrister also fought for human rights and legal reform in both the Caribbean and Northern Ireland.
Keir Starmer Before Fame
During the 1980s, he studied law at both the University of Leeds and the University of Oxford.
Achievement of Keir Starmer
He was named for Scottish Labour Party politician Keir Hardie.
Keir Starmer Family Life
Following their 2007 wedding, he and his wife Victoria welcomed two children.
Associations of Keir Starmer
He and his contemporary, Nigel Sweeney, both had prominent careers as English barristers.
Information related to Keir Starmer
- Shadow Cabinet of Keir Starmer - Keir Starmer became Leader of the Opposition in the United Kingdom after being elected as Leader of the Labour Party on 4 April 2020. Starmer appointed his Shadow Cabinet on 5 and 6 April.
- Directors of Public Prosecutions (England and Wales)
- Leaders of the Labour Party (UK)
- Leaders of the Opposition (United Kingdom)
- People educated at Reigate Grammar School
- Queen's Counsel 2001–
- English socialists
- English Queen's Counsel
- Alumni of St Edmund Hall, Oxford