Sir Keir Starmer is Member of Parliament for Holborn & St Pancras and Shadow Secretary for Exiting the European Union. He champions a political and criminal justice system that actively protects vulnerable people in society. Before becoming a Labour politician, in 1990 Keir set up Doughty Street Chambers and built a formidable career as a defender barrister, establishing human rights at the heart of the legal system. From 2013, Keir worked with Baroness Doreen Lawrence and victim support groups to draft a victims’ law and lead an enquiry into changing the law to give further protection to victims in cases of rape and child abuse. Sir Keir Starmer was knighted in 2014 for his services to law and criminal justice.