Keir Starmer's life including wife, children and their North London home

-Credit: (Image: Ian Vogler / Daily Mirror)
-Credit: (Image: Ian Vogler / Daily Mirror)

As Sir Keir Starmer steps into number ten as the UK's first Labour Prime Minister in 14 years, many are curious about his life behind closed doors. Joined by his wife Victoria and their two teen children, Starmer will be swapping his £1.75m townhouse in Camden for Downing Street.

Keir Starmer has been married to his wife Victoria since 2007. While Victoria is believed to have begun her career training in law, she moved to the NHS, where she now works in occupational health.

Keir Starmer's children are reportedly 'worried' about having to leave their Kentish Town home. Victoria Starmer, when asked by The Times about trading Kentish Town for 11 Downing Street, candidly replied: "If it happens, I won't want to leave Kentish Town."

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Sir Keir Starmer with wife Victoria Starmer
Keir Starmer has been married to wife Victoria since 2007 -Credit:Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The pair first met over the phone back when Victoria was a lawyer and she had drafted some legal documents for Keir. Recalling their encounter for Piers Morgan's Life Stories, Keir shared: "I said 'let's get her on the line' and just before ending the call I heard her mutter 'who the **** does he think he is? '".

Keir shared with Vogue that though their first interaction may seem less than ideal, it was "You might think, 'Not the best of starts,' but it was absolutely classic Vic." He added that she is "Very sassy, very down to earth, no nonsense from anyone, including from me."

Both Keir and Victoria adhere to a vegetarian lifestyle, though Keir admits to occasionally indulging in fish. Being raised meat-free, their children were given the option to incorporate meat into their diets once they turned 10.

Speaking to the Table Manners podcast, Keir explained: "Until they're about 10 obviously they're just eating with us. So, we never did and at the age of 10 we said you can do what you like, and our boy said 'great'. The moment we go out there's a Deliveroo for Kentucky Fried Chicken or McDonald's, so he's taken full liberty with the licence to do what he likes."

Keir's children have apparently also said they would like a dog to help make their transition to life on Downing Street easier. Speaking on ITV's This Morning about his children's adjustment to the move, Keir said: “They are worried about it, because, I think any parent would understand this, if you are a teenage child you don’t want things to change.”

He continued: “You’ve got things set up at home exactly as you want them, you’ve got your friends, you’ve got your routines and you’ve got your first little bits of independence, what you do after school.”

Sir Keir and Victoria have consistently kept their 13-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son out of the public eye, never naming them in public or allowing them to be pictured. However, life on Downing Street may mean the family have to take a more public approach.

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