Keir Starmer – 2024 Comments on Jeremy Corbyn Standing at the General Election

The comments made by Keir Starmer, the Leader of the Opposition, on 24 May 2024.

I’m very clear, the first thing I said as Labour leader is that I would tear antisemitism out of our party by the roots.

That was my first solemn promise, and I followed through on that, and that is why I took the decision that Jeremy Corbyn would not stand as a Labour candidate at this election.

Now what’s happened with Jeremy standing as an independent, that’s a matter for him.

We will have an excellent Labour candidate in Islington North making the same argument as we will across the country, which is it’s time to end 14 years of chaos and division, it’s time to turn the page and a fresh start and rebuild our country together.