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Keir Starmer elected leader of the UK Labour Party

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Last updated 5 Apr 2020

Keir Starmer was elected as the new leader of the Labour Party on Saturday 4th of April 2020 replacing Jeremy Corbyn.

The result

Starmer defeated Lisa Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey in a ballot of just under 500,000 party members and other supporters. The full results were as follows:

  • Sir Keir Starmer - 275,780 votes (56.2%).
  • Rebecca Long-Bailey - 135,218 votes (27.6%)
  • Lisa Nandy - 79,597 votes (16.2%)

Angela Rayner was elected deputy leader, replacing Tom Watson in a ballot that went to three rounds of voting before a winner emerged.

Reaction to the election of Keir Starmer as Labour Leader:

Guardian: Keir Starmer wins election to leadership of the Labour Party


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