Sir Keir Starmer has confirmed that he intends to stand in the leadership election to replace Jeremy Corbyn. Starmer, the current Shadow Secretary of State for Brexit, wrote in the Sunday Mirror about his intentions to stand and unite Labour.
Starmer wrote in the article:
“I am proud of Labour as a movement of more than half a million members. We must use that strength and be visible in every community. We have a duty to relentlessly hold the Tories to account for their election promises.”
“I believe another future is possible, where everyone can live in a more equal and tolerant world. Some people say it’s going to take a decade before Labour can win a General Election. I profoundly disagree. As this new decade dawns, I believe we can unite the party, retain our values and win.”