Keir Starmer gives immediate reaction to election in video which includes embarrassing typo

Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer has given his reaction

George Bunn

By George Bunn

Published: 22/05/2024

- 17:23

Updated: 22/05/2024

- 20:18

The Labour leader said it is 'time for change'

The leader of the Labour Party Sir Keir Starmer has given his reaction to Rishi Sunak's election announcement which featured an unfortunate typo.

The Prime Minister has announced a general election in the Summer to be held on July 4.

However, the video from Sir Keir featured an unfortunate typo, misspelling "switch" as "swich."

Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves posted to X, formerly Twitter: "Bring it on" in the aftermath of Sunak’s speech.

WATCH: Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer welcomes today's election announcement

In a video posted on social media, Starmer said: "Britain is a great and proud country. But after 14 years under the Tories, nothing seems to work anymore.

“Public services crumbling, ambulances that don’t come, families weighed down by higher mortgage rates, antisocial behaviour on our high streets. The list goes on and on.

“Political chaos feeding decline, feeding chaos, feeding decline. The answer is not five more years of the Tories. They have failed.

“Give the Tories five more years and things will only get worse. Britain deserves better than that.”


Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey\u200b

Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey also reacted to the news


Meanwhile, responding to today's announcement, Liberal Democrat Leader Sir Ed Davey said: “This General Election is a chance to kick Rishi Sunak’s appalling Conservative Government out of office and deliver the change the public is crying out for.

"For years the Conservative Party has taken voters for granted and lurched from crisis to crisis while the problems facing the country are getting so much worse.

"The NHS has been brought to its knees, people’s mortgages and rents have soared by hundreds of pounds a month, and water companies have got away with pumping filthy sewage into our rivers and beaches – all because this Conservative Government is more interested in fighting between themselves than standing up for the needs of the country."

He added: "Every vote for the Liberal Democrats at this election is a vote for a strong local champion who will stand up for your community and health services. It’s clear that in many seats across the country, the best way to beat the Conservatives is to vote for the Liberal Democrats."

\u200bGreen Party co-leaders, Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsay

Green Party co-leaders, Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsay welcomed the announcement


The Green Party’s co-leaders welcomed the announcement of a General Election, saying they aimed to secure four seats in the next Parliament.

Carla Denyer, the party’s candidate in Bristol Central, said: "At last. This is the moment the country has been waiting for, the chance to vote for a different vision of what our country can be. We are urging voters to elect at least four Green MPs to Parliament.”

Her co-leader Adrian Ramsay, standing in Waveney Valley, said: "We are ready. Across the country, people will have the chance to vote for a Green candidate offering voters hope and practical solutions to the cost-of-living crisis, supporting people into warm, affordable homes, protecting our NHS and cleaning up our toxic rivers.

"We are offering the common sense, affordable policies that will dramatically improve our quality of life. More Green MPs in Parliament will hold whoever forms the next government to account, and make the other parties confront the challenges our country faces."

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