Keir Starmer

MP, Holborn and St Pancras

Holborn and St Pancras Labour

Keir Starmer campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Keir Starmer’s voting in Parliament

Keir Starmer is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Keir Starmer sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Keir Starmer consistently voted against new high speed rail infrastructure, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Keir Starmer generally voted for higher taxes on banks, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Keir Starmer has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Large Goods Vehicles: Camden 5 Jul 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to substantially reduce the number of heavy goods vehicles on the roads around Euston; and if he will make it his policy to encourage the use of rail to transport excavated and construction materials in that area during the development of High Speed 2.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Calais and Dunkirk Camps 13 Jun 2016

    On behalf of Labour Members, may I echo the Home Secretary’s comments about Orlando? Research published this week by UNICEF shows that children in refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk are experiencing violence, sexual exploitation and abuse on a daily basis. Clearly, for those who are entitled to be reunified with their families, speed is of the essence, but UNICEF estimates that, at the...
  • Refugee Family Reunion Rules — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] 9 Jun 2016

    I myself have said regularly how good the Syrian refugee proposal is and how well it is working. I agree that the Minister is doing a good job there, and I have said that before. The concern is the other refugees. A Syrian child who came here alone would suffer, not being able to bring their parents here. I am increasingly concerned about that sense of a two-tier approach.

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Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Department for Transport
  • Home Office
  • Ministry of Justice
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Education
  • High Speed 2 Railway Line
  • Crime: Victims
  • Asylum
  • Asylum: Finance
  • Borders: Personal Records

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Home Office) (18 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 46 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Keir Starmer’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 35 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 64.17% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 74 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Aug 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments for articles from Guardian News and Media, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU:
25 June 2015, received £90. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 07 September 2015)
31 July 2015, received £300. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 07 September 2015)
10 August 2015, received £140. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 07 September 2015)
12 November 2015, received £120. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 23 December 2015)
14 January 2016, received £559.22. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 10 February 2016)
22 March 2016, received £400. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 20 April 2016)
16 December 2015, received £9,480 for legal advice from Government of Gibraltar, Joshua Hassan House, Secretary's Lane, Gibraltar GX11 1AA. Hours: approx. 20 hrs. (Registered 06 January 2016)
18 December 2015, received £7,060.62 for legal advice from Mishcon de Reya, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London WC2B 6AH. Hours; approx. 12 hrs. (Registered 06 January 2016)
19 June 2015, received £458.18 for legal advice and representation from Birnberg Pierce Solicitors, 14 Inverness St, London N1 7HJ for work carried out before my election. (Registered 06 January 2016)
14 July 2015, received £6,922.37 for legal advice and representation from Tyndallwoods Solicitors, 29 Woodbourne Road, Birmingham B17 8BY, for work carried out before my election. (Registered 06 January 2016)
From 1 June 2016 until further notice, I will receive £4,500 (excluding VAT) a month for legal advice provided to the Mishcon de Reya Academy, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London WC2B 6AH. Hours: approx. 6 hrs per month. (Registered 22 June 2016)
17 June 2016, received £4,000 for legal advice from Simons Muirhead & Burton, Solicitors, 8/9 Frith Street, London, W1D 3JB. Hours: approx. 12 hrs. (Registered 29 June 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Labour Friends of Bangladesh
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and meals with a total value of £1,200

Destination of visit: Dhaka and Sylhet, Bangladesh

Date of visit: 13-19 February 2016

Purpose of visit: to meet political leaders and Bangladeshis with connections in my constituency, in order to strengthen the ties between our two countries.

(Registered 16 March 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Co-owner of house in Surrey, inhabited by family members: (i). (Registered 09 June 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Until end August 2015, chair of advisory board for Kids Company taskforce ‘See the child, change the system’. (Registered 05 June 2015; updated 6 January 2016)
Member of the Youth Justice Legal Centre’s advisory board. The centre was set up by Just for Kids Law. (Registered 05 June 2015)
Leeds University Law Faculty Advisory Board. (Registered 05 June 2015)
Director of The Death Penalty Project. (Registered 05 June 2015)
From 1 October 2015, Member of Advisory Board, European Institute, University College, London. (Registered 06 January 2016)
From 1 December 2015, Patron, Sante Refugee Mental Health Project, 12 Salcombe Lodge, Lissenden Gardens, London NW5 1LZ (Registered 06 January 2016)
From 1 May 2015, Associate Tenant, Doughty Street Chambers (Registered 06 January 2016)

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