Keir Starmer – 2020 Statement on Equal Pay

Below is the text of the statement made by Keir Starmer, the Leader of the Opposition, on 29 May 2020.

The Equal Pay Act was a historic achievement that showed the impact Labour can make in power.

But half a century later, progress is stalling. Coronavirus threatens to set us back years in the fight for pay equality.

We must come out of this pandemic with the commitment to build a better future. That means strengthening the Equal Pay Act and monitoring how this crisis is impacting on women.