Keir Starmer's 'worried' children have one request before they move into Downing Street

Keir and Victoria Starmer
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Following a resounding victory, Keir Starmer is set to move his family into Downing Street, potentially with a new four-legged friend in tow.

The 61 year old Labour leader has been confirmed as the new Prime Minister today, ending the Tories ' 14-year tenure at Number 10. Rishi Sunak, the Conservative leader, acknowledged the "sobering verdict" from voters after his party faced a historic defeat, losing a significant number of seats to Labour and the Lib Dems.

Keir, alongside his wife Victoria Starmer and their two childrena 15 year old son and a 13 year old daughterare preparing for a swift relocation to No. 11, marking a significant transition for the family.

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In light of the upcoming changes, Keir disclosed that his children have intensified their pleas for a pet dog. During a visit to ITV's This Morning last month as part of his election campaign, Keir was interviewed by presenters Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard. He mentioned that his children's request for a dog would "ramp up their campaign" should he secure the election, reports the Mirror.

Keir has consistently shielded his kids from the media spotlight, opting not to disclose their names, yet occasionally shares insights into their family life.

Keir explained their choice for privacy, saying: "We took the decision we would keep them as protected as we possibly can. I want them to be able to walk to school as their own people and do as normal things as they can."

He further commented on the balance they strive for, adding: "We are trying to make sure they can have the lives of an ordinary teenage girl and boy. It is tricky."

Keir Starmer has shared how his children's privacy affects public perception of him. He revealed: "One thing we do lose on is that people don't see me with my children, which gives you a sense of what type of person you are. Vic is slightly different because she will do the things that we have to do together, she is there at conferences etc."

Discussing his family's feelings about the potential election win, he said: "We have got to get it over the line but they are worried if I am honest. They are worried about it. I think any parent would understand this, if you are a teenage child you don't want things to change. You have got things set up at home exactly as you want them."

He further stated: "You have got your friends, routine and first little bits of independence. It may not be a big thing but you can do what you want with friends after school. All of that I can see deep down that they arei worried this could change, which is why we will fiercely protect their identity."

He also mentioned that his wife Victoria is an NHS worker and talked about his son's GCSEs.

Starmer reflected on parental hopes for their children: "When they were born, Vic and I sat down as we said, 'What do we want for our children? ' We didn't want to say they must go to university and do this career or whatever. We said happy and confident. Whatever they do in life, happy and confident are the guiding stars for us," adding his own concerns about the impact of his career on his family: "But I am worried about the impact and inside, I think they are too."