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Named after first leader of Labor Party; Keir Starmer, storm of change

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Kier Stammer's public career began as a human rights lawyer and public prosecutor. He became a member of the British Parliament in 2015, nine years ago. His slogan is country first, party second.

Britain has been ruled by five Conservative Prime Ministers in fourteen years. The Labor Party was in decline. After the election defeat in 2019, Stammer became the party leader in 2020 and the leader of the opposition in the parliament. In four years, he made the Labor Party a superpower. Stammer regained the Labor Party's popularity with strong positions on immigration, Brexit, economic growth, taxation, health and energy. He also regained Muslim support by taking a pro-Palestinian stance in the Gaza war.

Life history

  • Born on September 2, 1962 in London. One of four children in a poor family. Father was a laborer and mother was a nurse. The parents named their son after Keir Hardie, the first leader of the Labor Party. Today the boy grew up to be the top leader of that party and the Prime Minister of Britain. Football lover. Fan of Arsenal Club. He is also a musician who is trained in violin.
  • Studied law at Leeds and Oxford Universities. Later he turned to leftist ideas and became an advocate of trade unions. Waged legal battles on behalf of death row prisoners. He exposed human rights violations by the police. In 2008, Labor Prime Minister Gordon Brown appointed him Director of Public Prosecutions.
  • Knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
  • In 2015, he was elected to Parliament from the left-leaning North London constituency. Rebelled against party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Wife Victoria. Two children.

Love for India

As part of the restoration of the strength of the Labor Party, relations with the Indian community were improved. Anti-India stance on Kashmir had alienated the party from the Indian community. Starmer also announced that he would improve relations with India on global security, climate and economic issues. Starmer also announced in the manifesto of the Labor Party this time that a free trade agreement and strategic partnership will be created with India. He had also visited Swami Narayan Temple in London.

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