As Sir Keir Starmer is now the official leader of the opposition, we take a deeper dive into how he has supported LGBT+ rights in the UK.

We looked into Keir Starmer’s voting record on gay and LGBT+ issues to see how LGBT friendly he is.

Since entering the House of Commons as an MP for Holborn and St Pancras in 2015, Starmer has consistently voted pro-gay in laws relating to equality, although it has to be noted that he has very few opportunities to vote in matters concerning the rights of LGBT+ people in the UK – as there haven’t been many LGBT+ bills debated in parliament.

Overall Keir has voted on 1 issue relating to the LGBT community. On that major piece of legislation, Keir Starmer voted in favour or positively for equality.

In 2019 he voted to allow same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.

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“Full solidarity” with the LGBT+ community

In Feb 2020, before he became the Labour leader, he tweeted that he fully supported the LGBT Labour group saying that he stood in “full solidarity” with Labour’s LGBT+ members.


He added that he would “defend LGBT+ rights and protections, and campaign with you for the changes rightly prioritised”.

Overall in the opinion of editorial team, Keir Starmer, politically has been an ally to LGBT+ people.