Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer self-isolating after a family member showed coronavirus symptoms


LABOUR leader Sir Keir Starmer is self-isolating after a family member showed coronavirus symptoms.

A spokesperson for Sir Keir said he will be self-isolating while waiting for his family member to get a test for the virus.

Sir Keir and his wife have two children

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Sir Keir and his wife have two children Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Sir Keir with his wife Victoria

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Sir Keir with his wife VictoriaCredit: Splash News
Sir Keir Starmer is self isolating

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Sir Keir Starmer is self isolatingCredit: EPA

Sir Keir and his wife, Victoria, have two children together, an 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter.

A spokesperson for Keir Starmer said: “This morning Keir Starmer was advised to self isolate after a member of his household showed possible symptoms of the coronavirus.

“The member of his household has now had a test.

“In line with NHS guidelines, Keir will self-isolate while awaiting the results of the test and further advice from medical professionals.”

Victoria works for the NHS in occupational health.

NHS workers are able to immediately get a test if they, or a member of their household, shows symptoms of coronavirus.

It means Sir Keir will not be able to attend the debate on the controversial Brexit bill in the House of Commons this afternoon.

Both of Sir Keir’s children have been going to school throughout the pandemic at a local Camden school.

It is understood Sir Keir is not displaying any symptoms of coronavirus.

The Labour leader appeared on LBC this morning and shared a studio with host Nick Ferrari during the phone-in show and was only alerted to his family member’s illness after the show.

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LBC have been contacted.

MPs have sent messages to Sir Keir wishing his family member a speedy recovery.

James Cleverly wrote on Twitter: “It’s horrible when a family member or loved one is ill. All the best to @Keir_Starmer and his family.”

Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg was forced to self-isolate last week after one of his six kids started showing symptoms for coronavirus.

Mr Rees-Mogg wrote on Twitter last Thursday: “One of my children was tested for Covid-19 last weekend after displaying symptoms.

“In accordance with government guidance, the household has been in self-isolation while we await the test result.”

 

 





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