Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that he is stepping down from office, Labour party chief Sir Keir Starmer was quick to respond to the issue and said that Boris Johnson “can’t continue to be in this manner”. He added: “His own party have decided that he’s not fit to be the next Prime Minister. they’re not able to impose him on the nation for several months to come. It’s clear that he’s not fit to be the next Prime Minister. It’s been obvious for a very very long period of.
Sir Keir assumed the leadership of the former Labour Leader of Jeremy Corbyn in April of 2020. It’s not common for an incumbent Labour leader to be given the title Sir. Here’s the story of how Sir Keir was able to get the title, and why he was not present in the PMQs and Budget debates on the 27th of October.
What is the knighthood?
There are a variety of Honours which can be given to individuals from the British monarch in order to honor those who have contributed to the nation. A damehood or knighthood is referred to as a GBE that stands for Grand Cross of the British Empire.
Knighthoods are awarded to males and damehoods are awarded to women. Other Honours are CBE which is the term used to describe commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, OBE, or Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and MBE which means member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Why is Keir Starmer a Sir?
This position is typically associated with a knighthood. It was the reason behind Sir Keir being awarded his knighthood. The post is a position that runs for five years. It is a key factor in deciding what prosecutions will be being pursued in the Crown Prosecution Service. Sir Keir was knighted in 2014 for “services to the law and justice for the criminal” in 2014. However this Labour chief has been hesitant to make use of the title even prior to entering politics.
The title does not go over very well among people who are Labour Party members and voters however Sir Keir himself has admitted during interviews that he isn’t a fan of formal titles.
What is the value of Sir Keir Starmer’s estimated net worth?
A lot of people expect someone who has a title to be valued at a significant amount of money, but it’s not always the situation. It’s also difficult to determine an the exact value of the net worth of another person since there are many factors and estimates to take into consideration.
For Sir Keir the most reliable sources put his net worth at around about the PS1 million level, however it will rise to $11 million by 2021 as per Idol’s Net Worth.