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All You Need To Know About ‘Party Leader Of The Labour Party’ Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer is an English politician and lawyer. He is well known as the leader of the Labour Party in England. Keir is also known as Sir Keir Rodney Starmer. He has also written several books and won a number of honours. One of the honours is a knighthood.

Who Is Keir Starmer?

English politician Keir Starmer’s birthdate is 2 September 1962 who is currently 59 years old and was born in Southward, London, England. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Keir Starmer stands tall at the height of 5 feet and 8 & half inches or 174 cm.

Keir Starmer is well known as the British Director of Public Prosecutions and the Crown Prosecution Service leader. Who hold office from 2008 until 2013. He also fought for human rights and legal reform in both the Caribbean and Northern Ireland. Keir became the leader of the Labour Party in 2020.

After clearing high school, Keir Starmer joined Reigate Grammar School. Also, he joined the Guildhall School of Music and Drama till he was 18. As, he used to play the flute, recorder, piano, and violin. Later in 1985, he graduated with a first-class LLB degree from the University of Leeds, where he studied law.

He further studied postgraduate at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. At the same time, he graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from the University of Oxford in 1986. 

Who Are Keir Starmer’s Parents? Family Details

Keir Starmer was born to his father, Rod Starmer, and mother, Josephine Baker. And have three siblings. As. he was the second child of the four children of his parent.

Keir Starmer shared how he and his siblings were also fearful of losing their mother, Josephine Baker, as he was diagnosed with Still’s disease at the age of 11. The doctor predicted that she would not be able to walk from her early twenties and unable to have a kid. Also, she has to be frequently hospitalized.

In the recent episode of IV’s Life Stories, Keir Starmer shares the tragic loss of his mother. He shares how he has to bear the pain to watch his mother’s health deteriorate as he closed in on being elected to Parliament. 

Keir Starmer’s mother, Josephine Baker, suffered from Still’s disease life long that made her unable to move, speak, communicate, use her hands, and need to be fed. And later, she died in 2015. Just weeks before, Keir was elected as MP for Holborn and St Pancras.

Who Is Keir Starmer Married To?

Since 2007, Keir Starmer has been married to his wife, Victoria Alexander. Victoria, who has been out of public sight most of the time, joined Keir Starmer on the stage after he concluded his first speech as leader. Before a live audience at the Labour conference.

Keir Starmer and Victoria Alexander first met when they both were working in law in the 2000s.

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Keir Starmer with his wife, Victoria Alexander(©:WorthyCelebs)

Being a private person, Keir barely shares his love life. Consequently, there are minimal sources concerning his married life. Anyhow, Keir shares in an interview that Victoria belongs to a Jewish family.

Victoria Alexander has worked earlier as a solicitor and currently is working in occupational health for NHS. Since Victoria follows the Jewish faith, she insists that her children are also growing up learning Judaism.

Does Keir Starmer Have Children?

Keir Starmer and his wife Victoria Alexander have two children, one son, and one daughter. Their name is unknown as they have not given very much information about their children. Keir and Victoria, along with their two children, live in a North London house. Children have been recognized for their Jewish faith.

Keir said he was “pleased and relieved” as his one child was tested negative to COVID-19.

How Much is Keir Starmer Net Worth?

Keir Starmer’s net worth is not sure as of now. According to HITC, his net worth varies from £1 million to £8 million.

Keir Starmer and Victoria Alexander allegedly live together in a £1.75 million house. The house is located in Camden, North London. He bought the house for £650,000 in 2004.

Career Insights

Keir Starmer started his journey as a lawyer in 1987 at Middle Temple and was made bencher in 2009. He served as Foreign Office Death Penalty Advisory Panel from 2002 to 2008.

In 2002, he was made head of Doughty Street Chambers and appointed as Queens’s Counsel. Attorney General Patricia Scotland named him the Crown Prosecution Service and Director of Public Prosecutions in 2007. 

Labour Party declared Keir in charge of an enquiry into modifying the law to give more protection to victims of rape and child abuse in 2013 after he left his position. Keir also has worked as human rights advisor to the Association of Chief Police Officers and the Northern Ireland Policing Board. 

Keir was chosen as a candidate from Holborn and St. Pancras by Labour Party in December 2014 and won with a majority in the 2015 general election. After being appointed as the shadow secretary of state for Brexit on 6 October 2016, he resigned from a law firm.

In 2019 after defeating Lobur Party 2019 in the general election, Jeremy Corbyn resigned as party leader, and Keir announced to contest in the election for leadership. He won the election and became Labour Party leader on 4 April 2020.

He has written and edited many crime law and human rights books like Justice in Error, Signing up for Human Rights: The United Kingdom and International Standards, European human Rights Law, and Blackstone’s Human Rights Digest. Along all of this, he has appeared in TV series and shows like Sky Midnight News, Peston, All Out Politics, etc.