Keir Starmer vows national renewal as new UK prime minister

Keir Starmer vows national renewal as new UK prime minister
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London (Parliament News) – Keir Starmer, the new UK PM, pledges stability and unity, emphasizing national renewal and restoring trust in politics. His government aims for public service and addressing social insecurities promptly.

New PM Keir Starmer projected himself as a leader for “stability and moderation” who would rebuild the UK, as he reached out to those who did not vote for Labour with a commitment to serve the whole country.

How did Keir Starmer position himself as PM?

The Labour leader delivered a speech on the steps of Downing Street after going to Buckingham Palace to receive the king’s invitation to form a fresh government. He declared the election had carried the four nations of the UK together “facing down the challenges of an uncertain world” in a reference to Labour’s sweeping victories in Wales and Scotland, as well as two seats for its sister party in Northern Ireland.

“Our country has voted decisively for change, national renewal and a return to the politics of public service,” Starmer stated. The new PM also paid homage to the “dedication and hard work” of his predecessor, Rishi Sunak, expressing his achievement in becoming the first British Asian leader of the UK had demanded “an extra effort that … should not be minimised by anyone”.

What challenges did Keir Starmer acknowledge?

Turning to Labour’s assignment ahead, Starmer struck a message of optimism as he said his party could revolve around the lack of trust in politics and the draining away of expectancy that has happened under earlier governments. “This damage, this lack of trust can only be cured with actions, not words,” he stated. “I know that, but we can make a beginning today with the simple acknowledgement that public service is a right and your government should treat every single person with respect. “Whether you voted Labour or not, especially if you did not, I say to you directly, my government will serve you. Politics can be a force for good. We will show that. We changed the Labour Party, returned it to service and that is how we will govern.”

What changes does Keir Starmer promise in governance?

The PM also expressed the UK needed a “bigger reset, a rediscovery of who we are” but that he comprehended that “one of the great forces of this nation has always been to guide a way to calmer waters”.

Starmer stated he stood for “stability and moderation” and claimed that for too long governments had turned a blind eye as millions skated into greater insecurity. He did not reside on the policies he would bring to turn public services around but expressed his priorities were world-class schools and affordable homes.

“This will take a while but do not doubt that the work of change begins immediately. Do not doubt that we will rebuild Britain with wealth created in every community,” he stated. In an obvious reference to the dramas and scandals of the Boris Johnson, Liz Truss and Sunak eras, Starmer also vowed that Labour would “tread more lightly on your lives” after an “era of noisy performance’”.

Beth Malcolm

Beth Malcolm is Scottish based Journalist at Heriot-Watt University studying French and British Sign Language. She is originally from the north west of England but is living in Edinburgh to complete her studies.