Mrs Starmer steps into the spotlight: Keir’s publicity-shy NHS worker wife Victoria – who asked ‘who the bleep does he think he is?’ the first time they spoke – makes rare outing to support him at Labour conference

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  • Keir Starmer delivers keynote address at Labor conference earlier today
  • His wife Victoria saw him from the audience before joining him on stage.
  • It made a move in the spotlight for the Labor leader’s bottom mate
  • The politician married the lawyer in 2007 and has been with him since then.

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Keir Starmer’s publicity-shy wife Victoria made a rare spot in the headlines today as her husband gave his first in-person conference speech since the pandemic.

The Labor leader first met NHS occupational health worker Victoria while she was working as a lawyer, and previously revealed how she spoke to him during their first conversation, saying: ‘Who is he? Who does he think he is?’

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Despite his unusual beginnings, they married in 2007, and have been by his side ever since he rose through the ranks of the Labor Party, although, unlike Boris Johnson’s wife, Carrie, he prefers to stay behind the scenes. does.

Today, she watched during her 88-minute speech in Brighton as she spoke to her mother, an NHS nurse who suffered from a rare form of arthritis, and her death.

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After the speech Victoria, who shares two children with Keir, joined her husband on stage for a passionate embrace.

Keir Starmer’s wife Victoria hit the headlines today when her husband gave his first personal conference speech since the pandemic

The politician married the solicitor in 2007, and has been by his side ever since he rose through the ranks of the Labor Party.

The politician married the solicitor in 2007, and has been by his side ever since he rose through the ranks of the Labor Party.

Speaking on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories last year, Keir revealed how he met Victoria, explaining: ‘I was doing a case in court and it all depended on whether the documents were accurate or not. .

‘I [asked the team] The one who actually prepared these documents said a woman named Victoria said, so I said let’s get her on the line.’

When she spoke to Victoria, who was working as a ward sister in the NHS at the time, she questioned her over the documents.

Shortly before hanging, she said that she just heard a comment from him.

Publicity shy Victoria, who shares two children with Keir, has been seen participating in the Clap for Carers movement (left) with the Labor leader and earlier this week in Brighton (right).

Publicity shy Victoria, who shares two children with Keir, has been seen participating in the Clap for Carers movement (left) with the Labor leader and earlier this week in Brighton (right).

Publicity shy Victoria, who shares two children with Keir, has been seen participating in the Clap for Carers movement (left) with the Labor leader and earlier this week in Brighton (right).

He explained: ‘He said, ‘Who does he think he is?’, then hung up the phone on me. And absolutely right.

A 2008 profile noted that Victoria worked as a mentor for underprivileged children before working in the NHS.

The couple now live together in their £1.75 million home in Camden, north London, with their two children, who have never been publicly named.

Victoria is now believed to work in occupational health, and is a follower of Judaism.

A 2008 profile mentions that Victoria has served on the NHS .  Worked as a mentor for underprivileged children before working in

A 2008 profile mentions that Victoria has served on the NHS . Worked as a mentor for underprivileged children before working in

In an interview on Radio 4’s Desert Island Disc show, Keir talked about his wife Victoria’s Jewish family.

He said: ‘It is absolutely true that my wife’s father is Jewish – he came from Poland – and my wife’s mother converted after marriage.

‘There’s a long tradition of family and faith.

‘We follow certain practices, for example Friday night prayer, sometimes accompanied by my wife’s father – her mother tragically passed away earlier this year.’

The couple now live together in their £1.75 million home in Camden, north London, with their two children, who have never been publicly named

The couple now live together in their £1.75 million home in Camden, north London, with their two children, who have never been publicly named

The couple now live together in their £1.75 million home in Camden, north London, with their two children, who have never been publicly named

The couple attended a candlelight vigil for Sarah Everard along with Clap for Carers in March this year (pictured)

The couple attended a candlelight vigil for Sarah Everard along with Clap for Carers in March this year (pictured)

Then he said: ‘My wife especially wants our children to know her family’s faith.’

Meanwhile, speaking at the Limud Jewish Education Festival, he said the family spent time together every Friday, adding: ‘Just carving out that tradition, a little faith on Fridays is incredibly important, because we are a See you together, and we pray Zoom now.’

The family belongs to the Liberal Jewish Synagogue of London, which is located in the St John’s Wood neighbourhood.

Victoria’s mother Barbara, who converted to Judaism, died in February 2020, two weeks after suffering an accident.

When Keir gave an interview on Piers Morgan's Life Stories, the camera saw an emotional Victoria in the audience

When Keir gave an interview on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, the camera saw an emotional Victoria in the audience

The condition of the mother of Labor Leader Asha’s wife remains critical since the incident. This happened while Keir was campaigning to lead the Labor Party.

He canceled his appearance in Nottingham to be with his family, later saying: ‘It’s been a terrible year for my wife and her family.’

And when Keir later spoke about the accident on Piers Morgan’s series, the camera noticed an emotional Victoria in the audience.

Keir said: ‘The accident came out of the blue.’ I have seen intensive care many times but I have never seen anything so terrible.

Victoria was also seen with an Arsenal supporter at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley earlier this summer

Victoria was also seen with an Arsenal supporter at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley earlier this summer

‘Wiki [his wife Victoria] Clearly a message got through me, I was in the chambers of Parliament and I went straight to the hospital.

‘We were in the election for leadership. This was very difficult for Vic and I made the decision to cancel the leadership campaign and withdrew completely to be with him.

‘It was the right thing to do, it took me no time to decide that this is what I was going to do. We used to go to the hospital everyday. Sadly, Vic could not become a mother.

‘I had to do something I had never done before, which was to comfort someone who was going through grief.

The former lawyer has made few public appearances since Keir became leader of the Labor Party, joining service for the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in September

The former lawyer has made few public appearances since Keir became leader of the Labor Party, joining service for the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in September

‘My father had died, my mother had died. I was through my own version of that grief. But to see his wife going through it… is a very deep thing.’

Meanwhile Victoria’s father, who was born Jewish and has roots in Poland, lives on the same street where Starmer and his…

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