Keir Starmer lives a very private life with his wife: Who is Lady Starmer?

Unlike his rival and current British PM Rishi Sunak, Sir Keir Starmer doesn’t make headlines with his billionaire wife. So who is Lady Starmer? Here is what we know about her and the couple’s relationship.

Keir Starmer lives a very private life with his wife: Who is Lady Starmer?
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Keir Starmer lives a very private life with his wife: Who is Lady Starmer?

The latest elections in Britain cast yet another shadow on Tory leadership and all eyes naturally turned to the opposition camp.

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Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer doesn’t have a billionaire wife, unlike Rishi Sunak, and seems to live a pretty normal life with his spouse of 15 years Lady Victoria.

A quick Google search reveals that the two of them seem to be a pretty loved-up couple, with quite a few smooches and cuddles caught on camera, giving the audience Barack and Michelle Obama’s never-ending romance vibe.

Who knows, maybe that’s exactly what the alleged doom and gloom of British politics needs right now?

Here is what we know about Lady Victoria and the couple’s relationship.

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Who is Sir Keir Starmer’s wife, Lady Starmer?

Lady Victoria, a trained solicitor, made quite an impression after she had been seen supporting her husband during his political endeavours. That impression was in fact so great that critics concluded that she might well be her husband’s secret weapon.

Always looking moderately glamorous and well-put together, Lady Victoria was praised not only for her ‘quiet confidence and working-mum chic’ but also for not shunning away from displaying affection for her husband in public - something the voters love more than lengthy speeches.

Originally from Poland, Lady Victoria Starmer is Jewish and practising the Jewish faith. A mum of two, she left her solicitor work for good and is currently working in occupational health for the NHS.

A Labour insider once described the potential first lady as ‘quite sassy’ and ‘unbothered’ by her husband’s political activities. They predicted that if Sir Keir is ever to take the leadership of the country, ‘she’s going to be very much leading her own life’ rather than become Cherie Blair or Sarah Brown spotlight-type.

The insider said about the couple:

They have a great dynamic – she spends quite a lot of time taking the mickey out of him because he can be so serious. I’ve never known her to be particularly political – she’s always had her own interests.

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Both trained lawyers, Keir Starmer and Lady Victoria met in the noughties. She drew up documents for a case he was working on which led to a date in Lord Stanley pub on Camden Park Road. They married in 2007.

The couple now live in a £1.75 million house in Camden, North London and raise two children, a teenage son and a pre-teenage daughter.

As Tatler wrote last year, Starmer is ‘fiercely schtum about his private life’ and revealed that the Starmers bring their children up in the Jewish faith.

Speaking to the Jewish Chronicle in March 2021, the Labour leader said:

As you probably know my wife’s family is Jewish. On her father’s side, there are bar mitzvahs, synagogues — there’s all the traditions.

He also opened up about their Friday night tradition where his wife's family is invited to their Camden home for dinner.

He added:

It is about just being with the family. It’s about being a bit more disciplined, about being home with our children and the family — they are growing up fast.

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Sources used:

- Tatler: 'What do we know about Sir Keir Starmer’s wife, Lady Starmer?'

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