Keir Starmer has my strong support to become Labour’s candidate for Holborn and St Pancras. I believe he is the strongest possible candidate for Labour. He brings the best of both assets that an inner London seat like this requires – strong local roots as a long term resident, and a proven and highly progressive national role that will give the constituency a voice in the House of Commons. His work on human rights, his commitment to changing the law as we have seen in the recent child abuse cases, and his record in fighting for trade unionists such as on the Tories’ pit closures programme, are a powerful combination that Labour needs on its benches in Parliament. The breadth of that experience is exactly right for a seat that stretches from Primrose Hill to Somers Town.
I have no doubt that Labour in government, fighting a Tory party bitter in defeat, will be stronger with someone of such a strong track record as Keir Starmer.