Keir Starmer

Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

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Holborn and St Pancras Labour

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.

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  • 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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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • EU Exit Negotiations 13 Nov 2017

    I thank the Secretary of State for advance notice of his statement. This is clearly a statement of two halves. First, the usual “Groundhog Day” report back on the negotiations in Brussels: a round of negotiations; a press conference at the end that leaves us wondering whether the parties were in the same negotiations; then both sides briefing the press in the days immediately...
  • Exiting the European Union: Citizens’ Rights 2 Nov 2017

    Last night, this House unanimously passed a binding motion requiring the Government to provide 58 sectoral impact assessments to the Brexit Select Committee. Non-EU UK nationals work in many of those 58 sectors, and you indicated, Mr Speaker, that it was not a motion that needed to be deliberated over for a long time. When will the papers be handed over?
  • Exiting the European Union: Citizens’ Rights 2 Nov 2017

    “As soon as conceivable”, I would hope, means by the end of the week, and certainly before this House goes into recess. I think that that was the period we were discussing last night. But the motion was clear: it is the impact assessments that must be provided—not redacted copies, but the assessments. The Government could have amended the motion, but they chose not to. Can...

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Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras

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

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Topics of interest

Keir Starmer campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (since 6 Oct 2016)

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

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  • Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Keir Starmer’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below 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 85.71% 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") 141 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Nov 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
14 November 2016, received £3,200 for legal advice from Simons Muirhead & Burton, Solicitors, 8/9 Frith Street, London W1D 3JB. Hours: approx.10 hrs. (Registered 14 December 2016)
Payments from ALCS (The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society), 1st Floor, Barnard’s Inn, 86 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1EN:
31 March 2017, received £501.36 secondary royalties for the financial year 2015/16. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 09 June 2017)
27 September 2017, received £148.52 secondary royalties for the financial year 2016/17. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 10 October 2017)
6 July 2017, received £120 from Guardian News and Media, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU, for an article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 18 July 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobald's Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Robert Wilson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Simons Muirhead & Burton Solicitors
Address of donor: 8-9 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D 3JB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 22 June 2017

Date accepted: 18 July 2017

Donor status: company, registration OC404188

(Registered 28 July 2017; updated 02 August 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: British Office Taipei
Address of donor: 26/F, President International Tower, No.9-11 Songgao Road, Taipei 10073, Taiwan

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights £4,932.32; accommodation £465.13; meals £150; total value £5,547.45

Destination of visit: Taipei, Taiwan

Dates of visit: 4-7 October 2016

Purpose of visit: to meet political leaders, Ministry of Justice, judges and prosecutors, and civil society in Taiwan, specifically on the issue of the death penalty, human rights and criminal justice reform.

(Registered 14 December 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
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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