Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Kier. Starmer has been elected leader off the Labour Party in the UK The 57 year old defeated Rebecca Long Bailey ELISA there in a party of party ballot of party members trade unionists on registered supporters. He succeeds Jeremy Corbyn as leader of Her Majesty's opposition. He said his task was to lead this great party into a new era with confidence and hope. It is the honor on the privilege of my life be elected as leader of the Labour Party. It comes at a moment like none other in our lifetime. Corona virus has brought normal life to a halt. Our cities at towns and villages, a silent, our roads, deserted public life has all but come to a standstill, and we're missing each other. People are frightened by the strangeness, anxious about what will happen next. And we have to remember that every number is a family shaken to its foundation, unable even to carry out the most poignant of ceremonies. A funeral in the way that they would like it reminds us of how precious life is, but also how front job. It reminds us of what really matters. Our family, our friends, our relationships, the love we have for one another, our health, our connections with those that we don't know. A greeting from a stranger, a kind word from a neighbor. These make up society. They remind us that we share our lives together. We have to trust one another and look after one another. And I could see this happening. People coming together to help the isolated on the vulnerable, checking on their neighbors. So many volunteering for the NHS, millions of people doing their bit to stop this virus and to save lives. Our willingness to come together like this is a nation has been lying dormant for to long. When millions of us stepped out onto our doorsteps to applaud the carers, visibly moved, there was hope of a better future video statement. Scarce Starmer, the newly elected leader off the Labour Party.