Skip to Content

UK Labour leader Keir Starmer woos undecided voters with a vow to safeguard national security

Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — British opposition leader Keir Starmer has made his first major speech of the U.K. election campaign. He told undecided voters that they can trust his Labour Party to safeguard the country’s economy, borders and security. Starmer is the favorite to win the July 4 election. Polls give Labour a double-digit lead over the governing Conservatives under Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Monday’s speech by Starmer sought to address a perception that the left-of-center Labour Party is weaker on defense and security than the center-right Conservatives. He said “the very foundation of any good government is economic security, border security, national security.” Sunak is also campaigning Monday and trying to overcome a widespread sense that voters want change.

Article Topic Follows: AP-National

Jump to comments ↓

Associated Press


KVIA ABC 7 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content