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.

Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Power to notify withdrawal from the EU 13 Mar 2017

    I would not put it as “one last chance”. The negotiations will lead first—I hope—to an article 50 agreement; secondly, to transitional arrangements; and thirdly to a final agreement between ourselves and the EU. That will define the future of the UK for generations in Europe and beyond Europe, and it is imperative that this House has a vote on that at the end of the...
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Power to notify withdrawal from the EU 13 Mar 2017

    I am grateful for that intervention. That is my interpretation and it causes me great concern. We need to be clear: reaching no deal is the worst of all possible outcomes for Britain. The president of the CBI has described it as the “worst case scenario” for which many firms cannot even prepare because “the cost of change is simply too high to even consider it”. Just...
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Power to notify withdrawal from the EU 13 Mar 2017

    There was one question on the ballot paper, and that was whether we should stay in the EU or leave the EU. There was no second question about the terms of leaving. It is impossible to extrapolate, but I would be staggered if most people thought that this House should not have a proper grip of the available options in two years’ time and hopefully beyond. I expect that they would have...

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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 29 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Keir Starmer’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 12 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 61.87% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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") 117 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Mar 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments for articles from Guardian News and Media, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU:
22 March 2016, received £400. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 20 April 2016)
From 1 June 2016 until 30 September 2016, I received £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; updated 10 October 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)
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)
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)
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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