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British Prime Minister Keir Starmer has formed his government.

British Prime Minister Keir Starmer has formed his government.

July 5, 2024 – 9:47 PM

British Prime Minister Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, formed his government on the third day. He was tasked by King Charles with forming the government after his party achieved a major victory in the British parliamentary elections held on Thursday.

  • Rachel Reeves, the first female Chancellor in British political history, has become the new Treasury Secretary.
  • Foreign Minister David Lamy became,
  • Yvette Cooper is the Home Secretary,
  • John Healey is the new British Defence Secretary
  • Angela Rayner, the deputy leader of the Labour Party, will take over as deputy prime minister from Friday.
  • Ed Miliband becomes Energy Secretary.

Since winning in 1997 – 27 years ago – Labour has won a parliamentary election for the first time from an opposition position, and won an election for the first time in 19 years, and its last victory in the 2005 election. From a government position. Keir Starmer is the first British Prime Minister from the Labour Party since Gordon Brown's premiership ended in 2010.

US President Joe Biden congratulated Keir Starmer by phone on his inauguration on Friday, and the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the special relationship between their countries and continued cooperation.

Joe Biden and Keir Starmer reaffirmed continued support for Ukraine and reiterated their commitment to protecting the outcomes of the Good Friday Peace Agreement in Northern Ireland and working with Northern Ireland’s leaders for economic growth in the region.

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The US president looks forward to welcoming the new British prime minister to Washington next week for the 75th anniversary NATO summit.

(MTI)

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