‘A parliament of service’: Keir Starmer addresses commons for first time since election

Keir Starmer addressed the House of Commons for the first time as prime minister on Tuesday, calling on MPs to unite in a “common endeavour of national renewal”.

The prime minister began by congratulating Sir Lindsay Hoyle on his re-election as speaker and paying tribute to former Conservative MP Craig Mackinlay, who had his limbs amputated due to sepsis.

Starmer went on to say: “Now, as in any new parliament, we have the opportunity and the responsibility to put an end to a politics that has too often seem self-serving and self-obsessed, and to replace that politics of performance with the politics of service.”

He added: “It’s now time to turn the page, unite in a common endeavour of national renewal, and make this new parliament a parliament of service”.

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