Holborn and St Pancras MP Sir Keir Starmer ‘seriously considering’ Labour leadership bid

PUBLISHED: 09:43 18 December 2019 | UPDATED: 09:57 18 December 2019

Sir Keir Starmer. Picture: Parliament TV

Sir Keir Starmer. Picture: Parliament TV

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Holborn and St Pancras MP Sir Keir Starmer says he’s “seriously considering” a run to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Party leader.

The shadow secretary Brexit secretary is urging his party to return to being a "broad church", without ditching its radical policy platform.

The remain-backing former director of public prosecutions has been widely tipped to throw his hat into the ring to lead the party after its worst General Election result since 1935.

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He announced his leadership ambitions in an interview with the Guardian.

Sir Keir said: "It is a devastating [election] result, but it's important not to oversteer.

"I want trust to be restored in the Labour party as a progressive force for good: and that means we have to win. But there's no victory without values."

He also called for an end to factionalism in the party, adding: "I don't think anybody would call me a Corbynista, but I'm a socialist."

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