Sir Keir Rodney Starmer is a British politician and lawyer. He has been an MP since 2015 and leader of the Labour Party since April 2020. Starmer, born in 1962, studied law at the University of Leeds and Oxford, then became a barrister specialising in human rights. In 2008 he was appointed Director of Public Prosecutions, for a five-year term. Find news, comment, and analysis about him here.