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.
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: