Sir Keir Starmer to SHUN Easter Eggs after being fat-shamed: 'Going straight to the children!'

Sir Keir Starmer to SHUN Easter Eggs after being fat-shamed: 'Going straight to the children!'
Christopher Hope

By Christopher Hope

Published: 28/03/2024

- 15:08

The Labour leader appears to have taken the advice from Lord Mandelson to heart

Sir Keir Starmer has asked for presents not Easter eggs from his friends this weekend after being 'fat shamed' by Labour peer Peter Mandelson, GB News can reveal.

The Labour leader said that he has asked his friends to give his family "a present other than eggs" this Easter Sunday adding that his teenage children would have "more than enough already".

Lord Mandelson was discussing the importance of presentation in politics this month when he compared the Labour leader’s appearance to Rishi Sunak, who fasts at the start of each week.

He told a podcast that clothes and appearance were “not unimportant” in politics, noting that “Starmer needs to shed a few pounds and that would be an improvement”.

Starmer now appears to have taken the advice to heart as he told GB News today in Dudley that he has now asked his friends not to give him or his children Easter eggs this weekend.

Asked by GB News if he was "off the eggs" this weekend after Mandelson said he should lose some weight, Starmer replied: "All the eggs in our household go straight to our children. There's no end of eggs.

\u200bSir Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer said all Easter Eggs will be going to his children


"To all my friends and relatives take this opportunity please - a present other than eggs for our kids would be very, very welcome.

"They've got more than enough Easter eggs already."

Starmer also discussed his concerns about the pressure on his children if he becomes Prime Minister and his family will be put more in the public eye.

He said: "I don't want to get ahead of myself on this because we got to earn the votes, the respect to voters to be able to win that election.

Lord Mandelson

Lord Mandelson had suggested Sir Keir Starmer should 'shed a few pounds'


"We will have very daunting decisions to make because of the damage that's been done to the country. Those decisions I'm ready for.

"The one thing I'm very concerned about is my children. My boy is 15, he'll be 16 later this year. My girl is 13 so they're young teenagers. And we've done everything we can to protect them. We never named them, we never do pictures with them.

"They walk to their local secondary schools and I want to protect that. We've protected it so far and I'm absolutely determined to protect it.

"I do worry about it because you know they are young. It is a difficult age when you're a young teenager and so if there's anything keeps an up awake, too it is worrying about the impact on my children."

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