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Keir Starmer becomes new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


Keir Starmer, the head of the Labour party that won parliamentary elections, was appointed Prime Minister of Britain.

Benedikt von Loebell via flickr
Benedikt von Loebell via flickr
"Today, Sir Keir Starmer was received by King Charles III, who urged him to establish a new administration. Sir Keir Starmer consented to carry out the King's commission," reads a statement from Buckingham Palace.

After that, Starmer went to Downing Street, the home of the British prime ministers, to deliver his inaugural speech in that capacity.

"Our country voted decisively for change, for national renewal and a return to a policy of service to the people (...) We must move forward together," he told reporters.

Starmer pledged to "rebuild Britain," "get the health system back on its feet," "secure the nation's borders," and cut energy costs. He also vowed that change will come to the nation right away.

Starmer is an attorney with a focus on human rights. He was born in London on September 2, 1962 and was raised in Surrey County. He was elected to the UK Parliament's House of Commons for the first time in 2015 after serving as Attorney General from 2008 to 2013. In 2020, Starmer succeeded Jeremy Corbyn as head of the Labor Party, taking over as leader of the opposition.

source: bbc.co.uk