Keir Starmer

Some Christmas cheer

On Friday I went to see John McGeaney, to take him one of the Camden New Journal’s Christmas hampers.  Continue reading

Weekly update 17th December 2015

A quick run through some of what I've been doing over the last week. Continue reading

Weekly update 11th December 2015

In these last few weeks before Christmas, a lot is being packed in. This week more on HS2, a commonwealth visit, refugees and a reminder of the brilliant everyday work of our NHS staff. Continue reading

The Commonwealth comes to Camden

On Friday I was delighted to show a group of MPs from across the Commonwealth something of our area. Andre Fortin, a Canadian MP from Quebec, (standing, left) Wilson Duncan from St Helena, Abdikadir Ore Ahmed, who represents a seat in north-eastern Kenya and  Helena Pik-Wan Wong from Hong Kong joined me for most of the morning. Read more below. Continue reading

Weekly update 4th December 2015

Read about some of what I've been up to in the past week... Continue reading

The Somali, Bangladeshi and Chinese community of King's Cross

Tucked away in the Chadswell block of flats just South of Camden Town Hall is a centre that is important to many in this lively community. It is the Chadswell Health Living Centre. A large, cheerful room is used for a range of activities aimed at the Bangladeshi, Somali and Chinese communities. I was happy to visit at their invitation last Friday, with Councilors Abdul Hai and Sally Gimson.   (continue reading below)     Continue reading

Airstrikes in Syria are lawful, but I’ll be voting against them

I have written for The Guardian about why I will be voting against airstrikes in Syria when the Prime Minister calls a vote this week. Read the article here.

Weekly update 27th November 2015

Read about my week in my latest weekly update. Continue reading

Blackstone Lecture

Last Saturday I was in Oxford to deliver the Blackstone lecture at Pembroke College. I chose to focus on whether Britain should remain part of the European Court of Human Rights. My answer – particularly in the light of the terrorist attacks in Paris and across the rest of the world – is a clear and unequivocal yes.  Below you can read my full argument, which I hope you find interesting. Continue reading

Meeting an Indian women’s delegation on violence against women and girls

I was delighted to be asked by Jane Gordon of Sisters for Change to meet a delegation of Indian women who are in the UK to look at our policies and practices in this area. They were keen to have an interchange about some of the changes I was able to institute while I was the Director of Public Prosecutions. (Read more below). Continue reading