London, July 05: Following a landslide victory in UK general elections 2024, Labour Party leader Keir Starmer is set to become the next Prime Minister, succeeding Rishi Sunak. With this new role, Starmer will move into the official residence at 10 Downing Street in Westminster, London, accompanied by his wife, Victoria Starmer, who will become the UK's new First Lady.

Victoria Starmer has maintained a low profile throughout her husband's political career, avoiding media attention and public interviews. This contrasts with Akshata Murty, Rishi Sunak’s wife, who actively introduced him at the Tory conference. However, as Keir Starmer assumes office, Victoria's visibility is expected to increase, marking a significant change in her public presence. Who Is Keir Starmer, Labour Party Leader Poised to Replace Rishi Sunak as Next UK Prime Minister?

Who is Victoria Starmer?

Victoria Starmer, a former solicitor and wife of Keir Starmer, the incoming UK Prime Minister and Labour Party leader, is poised to become the UK's First Lady. Born into a Polish-Jewish family that migrated to the UK before World War II, Victoria is a practising Jew. She earned degrees in law and sociology from Cardiff University in 1996 and began her career at the Soho law firm Hodge Jones & Allen, specializing in street crime. After four years, she married Keir Starmer in 2007. UK Elections Results 2024: Keir Starmer Won’t Be Able To Become Prime Minister Until King Charles III Asks Him To Form Government, Know Why.

Victoria has worked in NHS occupational health and intends to continue this role even as her husband assumes the premiership. An ardent Labour Party supporter since college, she served as Cardiff University's student union president and protested against Tory education reforms in the early 1990s.

Victoria met Keir Starmer in the early 2000s when he was a senior barrister. The couple has two children, raised in the Jewish faith. Although she maintained a low profile during the 2024 general election, her role is expected to gain prominence as she moves into 10 Downing Street.

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