Labour Party Leader and Deputy Leader election results
Keir Starmer has been elected Leader of the Labour Party and Angela Rayner has been elected Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. Keir and Angela won with 56.2% and 52.6% of the vote respectively.
Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, said “It is the honour and the privilege of my life to be elected as leader of the Labour Party. It comes at a moment like none other in our lifetime. Coronavirus has brought normal life to a halt. Our cities, our towns and our villages are silent, our roads deserted. Public life has all but come to a standstill and we’re missing each other. People are frightened by the strangeness, anxious about what will happen next. And we have to remember that every number is a family shaken to its foundation. Unable even to carry out the most poignant of ceremonies, a funeral, in the way that they would like. It reminds us of how precious life is, but also how fragile.
“It reminds us of what really matters, our family, our friends, our relationships. The love we have for one another. Our health.