Keir Starmer stands like a wall between Rishi Sunak and 10 Downing Street, will he become the new Prime Minister of Britain?

The dates for the general elections in Britain have been announced. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has surprised everyone with his decision. He said that there will be a general election ahead of schedule in July. Now the Prime Minister will formally inform King Charles about the date of the election. After that the UK Parliament will be dissolved soon. Reacting to the announcement of the election, Labor Party chief Sir Keir Starmer said that this is a moment the country needs and is waiting for it. The United Kingdom's first election in five years is emerging as an important contest for the country's identity. Some believe that it is also important for the survival of the Conservative Party, which has been in power since 2010. The man who stands between Sunak and his continued tenure at 10 Downing Street is Labor Party leader Keir Starmer. If current surveys are to be believed, Starmer will become Britain's next Prime Minister on July 4.

Early Life of Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer, 61, born in London, is a British politician and barrister. Starmer became the leader of the Labour Party in 2020. He has represented Holborn and St Pancras as a Member of the UK Parliament since 2015. Starmer is one of four children of Rodney Starmer, an equipment manufacturer, and Josephine (née Baker) Starmer, a nurse. He was named after J. Keir Hardie, the first parliamentary leader of the Labour Party. Starmer grew up in Surrey and attended Reigate Grammar School. He earned a bachelor's degree in law from the University of Leeds in 1985, followed by a master's degree in civil law from St Edmund Hall, Oxford. Between 1986 and 1987, he was also part of the editorial group of the left-wing magazine Socialist Alternatives.

Starmer in the legal world

In 1987 Starmer began his legal practice as a barrister at Middle Temple, one of the Inns of Court in London. In 1990 he co-founded Doughty Street Chambers and served as joint head from 2002. That year he was appointed Queen's (now King's) Counsel, a senior barrister's role. Starmer has expertise in criminal defence and human rights issues domestically and internationally. He has defended individuals sentenced to death in several Caribbean countries and served on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Death Penalty Advisory Panel from 2002 to 2008. Additionally, from 2003 to 2008 he was a human rights adviser to the Northern Ireland Policing Board and the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). These roles significantly influenced his decision to enter politics.

Political journey

Following the retirement of Frank Dodson, Starmer was selected as the Labour Party candidate for Holborn and St Pancras and was elected to the House of Commons on 7 May 2015. Although he was considered a potential candidate to replace Ed Miliband as Labour leader in 2015, Starmer could not contest due to his inexperience. Instead, he was appointed shadow home secretary by Miliband's successor Jeremy Corbyn. Starmer resigned from his position along with other shadow ministers in June 2016 due to concerns over Corbyn's leadership amid Brexit developments. However, he was reappointed as Brexit secretary after Corbyn was re-elected leader. Following the Labour Party's significant defeat in the 2019 general election, Corbyn resigned. Starmer took the leadership in 2020.

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