Leader of the Labour Party (UK)

most senior politician within the Labour Party in the United Kingdom

The Leader of the Labour Party is the leading politician within the Labour Party in the United Kingdom. Since 4 April 2020, Keir Starmer is leader. He represents the constituency of Holborn and St Pancras.

Leader of the Labour Party
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Incumbent
Keir Starmer MP

since 4 April 2020
PrecursorChair of the PLP
Inaugural holderKeir Hardie
Formation17 January 1906
DeputyTom Watson MP

The post of Leader of the Labour Party was officially created in 1922. Before this time, between when Labour MPs were first elected in 1906 and the election in 1922, when substantial gains were made, the post was known as Chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Thorpe, Andrew. (2001) A History Of The British Labour Party, Palgrave, ISBN 0-333-92908-X