Keir Starmer

Weekly update 15th April 2016

Work on the investigatory powers bill continued and the London Mayoral campaign rolls on. That, and more, this week. Continue reading

Weekly update 8th April 2016

It’s been a week of working from home. Not because Parliament is in recess, but because of a torn ligament in my knee. Very frustrating. I have had to cancel events. But being cooped up at home has had its advantages, and we have managed to register a glorious and quite unexpected victory! But please read on…   Continue reading

Weekly update 25th March 2016

This week was dominated by the HS2 Bill, which I voted against on Wednesday. It also included campaigning for the London elections, the start of the next stage of the Investigatory Powers Bill and a campaign to support local cafés in Hampstead Heath. Continue reading

Weekly update 18th March 2016

A bit of just about everything this week! A weak and speculative budget, the Investigatory Powers Bill and lots of discussions and meetings about refugee and immigration in Camden and Sheffield.  Continue reading

Weekly update 11th March 2016

This week was dominated by debates, visits and speeches on Immigration, but it also included a welcome Commons defeat for the Government and a great fundraising evening for Sadiq at the London Aquarium. Continue reading

Weekly update 5th March 2016

This week has been focused on the investigatory powers bill and then a trip to Glasgow, hosted by Scottish Labour.  Continue reading

Weekly update 26th February 2016

A busy two weeks: I was away during recess/half-term in Bangladesh. Since returning at the weekend, this week has been dominated by Europe and HS2. Continue reading

Weekly update 12th February 2016

At the end of last week, I started my series of meetings around the country to talk to residents, community groups and interested parties about immigration. Here is the background to my visits. It's been very interesting so far. That, and much else, this week. Continue reading

Weekly update 5th February 2016

This week I am beginning a tour of Britain to help shape Labour’s policy on migration and refugees. It is a big piece of work and my aim is to visit as many parts of the country and to meet the widest possible range of people. It is vital that we draft policy in this difficult and complex area after having consulted as widely as possible. That process is already underway. But – as ever – there has been a great deal more under way. Among the most enjoyable was a lively debate in the constituency involving nearly 200 people! On a less positive note I am sorry to report that there was not time to debate my draft Victim’s Bill last Friday. It is not the last opportunity for it to come before Parliament and in any case it will provide a benchmark against which future legislation can be measured. Continue reading

What the holocaust means to me – the experience of Eden Lunghy

Last November Eden Lunghy – a student at La Sainte Union Convent School - visited the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau.  She spoke about the trip at the William Ellis commemoration and has kindly agreed to share what it meant to her.  Continue reading