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Election 2024 live: Keir Starmer says tough decisions will soon have to be made in his first press conference as PM

Election 2024 live: Keir Starmer says tough decisions will soon have to be made in his first press conference as PM

Election 2024 live: Keir Starmer says tough decisions will soon have to be made in his first press conference as PM

Has Starmer unpacked his bags in Downing Street?Posted at 13:15

Starmer answers questions from the journalists present in the room. The first is Chris Mason, political editor of the BBC, who asks Starmer if he has unpacked his bags, if he has found his way in Downing Street and if the Labour Party can achieve concrete changes.

“I’m looking forward to change,” Starmer says, acknowledging the appointments of James Timpson and Sir Patrick Vallance to posts in his government.

However, he admits that “it will take time.”

“We already have plans in place. I didn’t want to get ahead of myself, but we’ve been planning for months how to start working at full capacity.”

He turns to the question of how to find his way around Downing Street, saying he has a “basic understanding” of the rooms he has been in so far.

“No, we haven’t unpacked our bags yet,” he adds.