One year of Sir Keir: How does Starmer compare to Thatcher, Blair and Cameron?

Taking an opposition party into government is a rare feat in British politics. At the 1979 General Election, the first-time voters who witnessed Mrs Thatcher take power are now in their sixties. In the intervening period those voters have seen the government change hands just twice. Keir Starmer is the latest in a long line of politicians to try and prove he is the exception, not the rule.

Placing Starmer’s year in a historical context is difficult when you consider the things he has not been able to do. He has not addressed a single crowd, shook a voter’s hand or appeared in an interview without the issue of Covid at the forefront of questioning. 

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But like the three people he hopes to emulate — Thatcher, Blair and Cameron — he has faced many of the same hurdles that they had to overcome. 

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