Sir Keir Rodney Starmer KCB QC is a British politician and former lawyer know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Political Career
|Birthdate ( Age)||2 September 1962|
|Place of Birth||London, United Kingdom|
|Spouse/Partner||Victoria Starmer (m. 2007)|
|Parents||Rod Starmer, Josephine Baker|
|Education||Reigate Grammar School|
|Profession||Party leader of the Labour Party|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
Sir Keir Rodney Starmer KCB QC 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 (MP) 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.
Keir Starmer Family and Parents
Keir Rodney Starmer was born in Southwark, London, on 2 September 1962 and grew up in the small town of Oxted in Surrey. He was born the second of the four children of Josephine (née Baker), a nurse, and Rodney Starmer, a toolmaker. His mother had Still’s disease.His parents were Labour Party supporters, and named him after the party’s first parliamentary leader, Keir Hardie.
In his teenage years Starmer was active in Labour politics, and was a member of the East Surrey Young Socialists.He was a junior exhibitioner at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama until the age of 18, and played the flute, piano, recorder and violin.Starmer studied law at the University of Leeds, graduating with a first class Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree in 1985, becoming the first member of his family to graduate.
Keir Starmer Wife and Children
Starmer married Victoria Alexander in 2007.She was previously a solicitor but now works in NHS occupational health. The couple’s son and daughter are being brought up in the Jewish faith of their mother and the family attend shabbat dinners.
Keir Starmer Net Worth
Keir Starmer is a British politician and former lawyer who has served as Leader of the Labour Party has an estimated Net Worth around $5 Million in 2022.
Starmer became a barrister in 1987, at the Middle Temple, later becoming a bencher there in 2009.He served as a legal officer for the campaign group Liberty until 1990.He was a member of Doughty Street Chambers from 1990 onwards, primarily working on human rights issues.He has been called to the bar in several Caribbean countries, where he has defended convicts sentenced to the death penalty.
He notably worked for Helen Steel and David Morris in the McLibel case, which went to court in 1997. In an interview, he described the case as “very much a David and Goliath”, and said that “there’s an extremely good legal team acting for McDonald’s at great expense and Dave and Helen have had to act for themselves with me as a sort of free back up whenever possible.” He was interviewed for McLibel, the documentary about the case directed by Franny Armstrong and Ken Loach.
In July 2008, Attorney General Baroness Scotland of Asthal named Starmer as the new Head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Director of Public Prosecutions; he took over from Ken Macdonald on 1 November 2008.Macdonald, himself a former defence lawyer, publicly welcomed the appointment.Starmer was considered to be bringing a focus on human rights into the legal system.
Starmer was selected in December 2014 to be the Labour Party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for the safe Labour constituency of Holborn and St Pancras, following the decision of the sitting MP Frank Dobson to retire.Starmer was elected at the 2015 general election with a majority of 17,048.He was urged by a number of activists to stand to be leader of the Labour Party in the 2015 leadership election following the resignation of Ed Miliband, but he ruled this out, citing his relative lack of political experience. During the campaign, Starmer supported Andy Burnham, who finished second to Jeremy Corbyn.