The current favourite to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader has launched his campaign.

Keir Starmer, Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary, has kicked off his bid to be the party’s next leader.

Starmer has set the theme of his leadership campaign by proclaiming “another future is possible – for our country and our party”.

The MP for Holborn and St Pancras and former director of public prosecutions has called on Labour supporters to join him “in taking the fight to the Tories.”

I believe another future is possible.

I believe another future is possible – but we have to fight for it. That’s why I’m standing to be leader of the Labour Party. Join me and together we can – and we will – win:

Gepostet von Keir Starmer am Samstag, 4. Januar 2020

He joins his shadow cabinet colleague Emily Thornberry in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn in Labour’s top job. Clive Lewis, Jess Phillips and Lisa Nandy have also thrown their hats into the ring.

Other potential candidates, such as Rebecca Long-Bailey, Dan Jarvis and Ian Lavery, are yet to properly announce their candidacy.