Bonus: The Global Story – Keir Starmer: Who is the UK’s new prime minister

In a bonus episode of The Global Story podcast – A historic loss for the conservatives ushers in a new era in British politics.

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On Thursday, voters in the UK delivered a decisive political verdict. Keir Starmer became the new Prime Minister, as the Labour party won a landslide victory. The Conservatives, who have run Britain for 14 years, suffered the worst election defeat in their long history. So, who is Keir Starmer? And can his party deliver the change the people voted for?

Lucy Hockings speaks to Rob Watson – the BBC World Service’s UK Political Correspondent. He explains how the Labour majority will command a huge majority in the House of Commons, but not necessarily the same level of support among the public.

This episode was made by Richard Moran, Alix Pickles, Peter Goffin and Eleanor Sly. The technical producers were Ricardo McCarthy. The assistant editor is Sergi Forcada Freixas and the senior news editor is Sam Bonham.

Title: Bonus: The Global Story – Keir Starmer: Who is the UK’s new prime minister
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Date: July 5, 2024 at 08:24PM
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