A New Era? Keir Starmer's Labour Leadership

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When Keir Starmer took the stage at the Labour Party’s 2020 virtual conference, both the world and his party were very different places than one year previously. Stood behind a podium adorned with the motto ‘a new leadership’, Starmer used his first conference speech as Labour leader to firmly distance himself from his predecessor, Jeremy Corbyn. Starmer sought to place an identifiable gap between his leadership and his predecessor’s, stating that ‘Never again will Labour go into an election not being trusted on national security, with your job, with your community and with your money. That’s what being under new leadership means’ (Labour Party, 2020). However, whilst this approach seems to have resonated with the public, how much has changed in Starmer’s Labour Party below the surface?
Original languageEnglish
JournalPolitical Insight
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2020


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