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Keir Starmer has very honest response when asked why he never shows his two kids

Keir Starmer has very honest response when asked why he never shows his two kids

Father-of-two Keir Starmer opened up about his 'worry' over his children

After 14 years of Conservative rule, Sir Keir Starmer became the new UK Prime Minister following a Labour landslide in the general election.

The politician received a massive majority in the House of Commons of more than 170 MPs after winning over 400 of the 650 seats up for grabs.

Starmer has since done a bunch of interviews following his win and had a very blunt response when asked why he never puts his two kids in the spotlight.

Keir Starmer is the new Prime Minister of the UK. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Keir Starmer is the new Prime Minister of the UK. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

The new PM spoke to Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard on This Morning about his two children - a 15-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter - and his 'worry' about them and why he's been 'desperately' keeping their identities concealed from the public.

"I'm desperately trying to protect them," he said, explaining: "Vic, my wife, is my complete support and partner in this... we've got two relatively young children – it impacts them all the time, every single day."

Starmer explained why he hasn't named his two children in public. (Alishia Abodunde/Getty Images)
Starmer explained why he hasn't named his two children in public. (Alishia Abodunde/Getty Images)

Starmer continued: "All that I do, I talk through with Vic... I'm not sure she signed up for this... the only thing that worries me is the children.

"They're 13 and 15, that's delicate ages – we don't name them in public, we don't do photographs... I'm desperately trying to protect them and I do worry about that."

Talking about his kids, he added: "I want them to be able to walk to school as their own people and do as normal things as they can.

"It is really hard, but just to give them that space to live their own lives."

Upon winning the 2024 general election, Starmer promised that 'change begins now', saying: "We did it. You campaigned for it, you fought for it, you voted for it, and now it has arrived – change begins now.

The PM opened up on his 'worry' over his two kids. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The PM opened up on his 'worry' over his two kids. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

"It feels good, I have to be honest. Four-and-a-half years of work changing the party, this is what it is for – a changed Labour Party ready to serve our country, ready to restore Britain to the service of working people."

The new PM continued: "And across our country, people will be waking up to the news, relief that a weight has been lifted, a burden finally removed from the shoulders of this great nation.

"And now we can look forward, walk into the morning, the sunlight of hope, pale at first but getting stronger through the day, shining once again, on a country with the opportunity after 14 years to get its future back."

Featured Image Credit: Alishia Abodunde/Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Topics: UK News, News, Politics, This Morning