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 voted against new high speed rail infrastructure, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice 13 Nov 2018

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I seek your guidance and clarity on the fact that the decision of the House that has just been made is clear, and that the Government must therefore respond but, in fairness, respond in the terms that I set out from the Dispatch Box. If I may repeat them for the record, the motion requires the publication of the final and full advice provided by the Attorney...
  • EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice 13 Nov 2018

    Let me deal with that point. As with the impact assessments, if legal advice were provided in the way that I set out earlier, the question would arise of whether the order, or the Humble Address, had been complied with. In addressing that question, of course anyone judging whether it had been complied with would take into account what had been said at the Dispatch Box, in exactly the same way...
  • EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice 13 Nov 2018

    I have put on the record—three times, I think—that that is what I want and that is what we are seeking, and I absolutely stand by that. Not only could I not properly make the argument if that were the arrangement; I would not do so.

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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
  • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Euston Station
  • Asylum: Finance

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)

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 23 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Keir Starmer’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 13 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 68.87% 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 16–17 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") 186 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ALCS (The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society), 1st Floor, Barnard’s Inn, 86 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1EN:
27 September 2017, received £148.52 secondary royalties for the financial year 2016/17. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 10 October 2017)
21 March 2018, received £436.46 secondary royalties for the financial year 2017/18. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 11 April 2018)
3 January 2018, received £3,300 from Simons Muirhead & Burton, Solicitors, 8/9 Frith Street, London W1D 3JB, for legal advice. Hours: approx. 6 hrs. (Registered 30 January 2018)
27 June 2018, received £3,500 from Simons Muirhead & Burton, Solicitors, 87-91 Newman St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3EY, for legal advice. Hours: approx. 10 hrs. (Registered 19 July 2018)
25 July 2018, received £119.70 from Legal Action Group, 48 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1JF, as royalties for a book published before my election. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 06 September 2018)
8 August 2018, received £250 from King’s Place Music Foundation, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG, as a speaking fee for ‘Politics Festival’ on 23 June 2018. Hours: 4 hrs including preparation and travel. (Registered 06 September 2018)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: English Football League
Address of donor: EFL House, 10-12 West Cliff, Preston PR1 8HU

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality at Carabao cup semi-final and ticket, value £110 (approx.)

Date received: 24 January 2018

Date accepted: 24 January 2018

Donor status: company, registration 80612

(Registered 28 March 2018)
Name of donor: English Football League
Address of donor: EFL House, 10-12 West Cliff, Preston PR1 8HU

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality at Carabao cup final and two tickets, value £366 (approx.)

Date received: 25 February 2018

Date accepted: 25 February 2018

Donor status: company, registration 80612

(Registered 28 March 2018)
Name of donor: Robert Latham
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: hotel expenses at Labour Party Conference, value £933

Date received: 26 September 2018

Date accepted: 26 September 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 22 October 2018)
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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