Online 'Call Keir' events to be held with communities across the UK.

The Labour Party will tomorrow launch ‘Call Keir’, a new series of virtual public meetings where Labour Leader Keir Starmer will listen to and answer questions directly from the public.

Starmer plans to hold virtual meetings in every region and nation across the UK in the coming weeks, with the first two taking place on Thursday with people living in Bury and Tees Valley.

The hour-long public meetings will be open to all members of the public and will take place virtually over Zoom, with Manchester Evening News Politics and Investigations Editor Jennifer Williams chairing the first meeting with people living in Bury.

Members of the public will have the chance to ask questions directly to the new Labour Leader about the coronavirus, what issues they would like to see raised with the Government and what lessons Labour needs to learn from last year’s election defeat.


The events are being advertised online and through the media. People will be asked to register to attend, but everyone is invited to join the meeting, including non-Labour Party members and voters.

This week’s launch follows a series of virtual meetings the Labour Leader has held since being elected, including with key workers, small businesses and representatives of the BAME community.

Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party, said: “Coronavirus is the biggest crisis our country has faced in a generation.

“That is why I want to hear directly from people about their experiences, how they are coping and what more they want to see done to help keep people safe and well.

“It is also important that Labour listens and learns from our election defeats. I want an open and frank conversation with the British people about what we need to do to restore people’s trust in the Labour Party.”