The Labour Campaign for International Development is proud to nominate Keir Starmer for Labour Leader and Rosena Allin-Khan for Deputy Leader.
Keir Starmer has been a tireless advocate of human rights and a brilliant supporter of internationalism and international cooperation. Rosena Allin-Khan, one of LCID’s Vice Presidents, has dedicated her life to helping others, both here as a doctor in our NHS, and overseas doing humanitarian aid work with the world’s most vulnerable.
The only way to guarantee that Britain’s aid budget is protected, the Department of International Development remains independent, and that Britain is a leader on international development and humanitarianism, is with a Labour government. We believe that Keir and Rosena are the best people to win Labour back to power at the next election.
The decision to nominate was voted on by LCID’s executive and guided by our members survey, which Keir and Rosena topped – the results can be viewed in full here (and below this post).
Sir Keir Starmer said:
“I’m really pleased to have received LCID’s nomination and will stand with you to ensure DFID retains its departmental independence and that we hold the Government to their commitment to honour the 0.7% target.
Britain should be leading the struggle for human rights, tackling inequality and taking on the climate emergency. If I am elected leader of the Labour Party I will ensure that we build on our proud international development record and that we lead the fight for a more just and peaceful world.”
Dr Rosena Allin-Khan said:
“I’ve devoted my life to giving a voice to the voiceless, it’s taken me across the world, helping those fleeing conflict or rebuilding after disasters.
LCID have been a huge part of that journey for me – we share the same values. I’m so honoured to get their endorsement.”
(For the full results of all questions in our members survey, click here).