Keir Starmer is white and male, both reasons why people might be surprised that I - a former Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and a long time advocate of diversity - would choose to back him. True diversity of thought and outlook is about more than race and gender. Having worked alongside Keir, I can say that you would have to travel a long way to find someone more intelligent, compassionate, and courageous, when faced with some of the toughest decisions in public life. He is exactly the person that Labour needs on its benches, and more importantly, he is exactly the person the country needs in Parliament if we are to restore faith in politics. That is why Keir can count on my whole-hearted backing in his bid to become the MP for our constituency.
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