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Live Reporting

Gavin Stamp, Jennifer Scott and Richard Morris

All times stated are UK

  1. Thanks for reading

    BBC Politics

    And that brings our live page for the Labour leader's speech to a close.

    Quite the change from a packed conference hall, we are sure you will agree, but a clear pitch from Sir Keir Starmer on the direction he wants to take the party.

    You can read more about what he said here.

    And don't forget to come back tomorrow where we will be bringing you live updates of this week's Prime Minister's Questions.

    Have a great day and see you soon!

  2. So what were the key bits?

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    As we pause our coverage here of Sir Keir Starmer's speech, here's a recap of the bits that stood out for us:

    • Starmer appealed to former Labour voters: "We are under new leadership. We love this country as you do."
    • He moved away from the Corbyn era: Sir Keir said Labour deserved to lose the last election. "It’s time to get serious about winning," he said.
    • An attack on the PM: The Labour leader accused Boris Johnson of being "just not up the job", adding: "He’s just not serious."
    • Personal appeal: He talked about his background, saying: "This is a country that has given me so much."
  3. A 'new leadership' ambitious for change

    Iain Watson

    Political correspondent

    Keir Starmer literally stood in front of a red wall in Doncaster, and his key message was to those who had abandoned Labour in 2019 - "we hear you".

    He was clear that clever policy offers aren’t enough to win trust and, instead, values were far more important.

    The classic Labour collection was here - "compassion" and "opportunity", for example.

    But he added (and re-emphasised) "family" and "security" - seen as a weak spot for Labour under Jeremy Corbyn - and said there would possibly be a "task force" to close the educational attainment gap – a signal that it’s a priority for him.

    His message to his own party was more brutal than anticipated, suggesting that it would be a "betrayal" to be anything other than relentless in seeking power.

    But he was also brutal towards the prime minister, saying he was a serious lawyer when Boris Johnson was writing flippant columns.

    So far Starmer’s focus has been on competence. Today he succeeded in injecting passion into a speech in a near empty hall.

    His "new leadership" is ambitious for change.

  4. 'We’re under new leadership'

    Keir Starmer

    Bringing his speech to a close, Sir Keir says: "It starts with being a credible opposition, with taking the job seriously.

    "That’s what we will do."

    He makes a call to those who have "turned a way from Labour", saying: "We hear you.

    "Never again will Labour take you or the things you care about for granted.

    "And I ask you - take another look at Labour. We’re under new leadership."

  5. Analysis: And the environment

    Iain Watson

    Political correspondent

    Starmer talks about the environment – but far more mentions of the ‘country’ and ‘family’ in this speech than Green New Deals

    Says a ‘clever policy offer’ won’t in itself win trust

  6. 'An active force for good in the world'

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    Sir Keir says he can "see in my mind’s eye the country I want us to be".

    He lists his goals, including "properly funded" universal public services, a "world-class" education system and a strong economy.

    He also calls for a "country committed to a greener, cleaner and fairer society, where every policy is judged not just by how much it costs today but also by what it does for the planet tomorrow".

    And a country which would be "an active force for good in the world, once again admired and respected".

    Sir Keir says: "I can see it. I can describe it. But it’s all just a dream unless we win back the trust of the people.

    "And we’ve got a long road ahead of us. We’re not going to win back those we’ve lost with a single speech or a clever policy offer. Trust takes time".

  7. 'Act now on social care'

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    "Coronavirus has also revealed the perilous state of social care in this country," says Sir Keir.

    He says staff are "under-paid, under-recognised and under-appreciated."

    And he calls the social care system a "disgrace to a rich nation".

    Sir Keir says the past three Tory prime ministers have promised to fix it, and he says it is for Labour to hold them to it.

    "This is a matter of basic fairness and human compassion," he says.

    "The Government needs to act and to act now."

  8. Analysis: Equality commitment

    Iain Watson

    Political correspondent

    One of the few commitments – Labour will set up a task force to close the education gap if the government won’t.

    Not a detailed policy but a clear signal of his priorities to voters who may have abandoned the party

  9. 'National mission' for equality

    Keir Starmer

    He says Labour will only win back trust if it can provide a list of things, such as providing security and opportunity at work, ending "structural flaws in our economy" stopping pay rises, and fixing the housing crisis.

    Sir Keir also says he wants to "give our young people the start in life they deserve, our older people the dignity that they’ve earned" and to "cherish our diversity and take pride in a society where everyone belongs".

    He adds: "I think you can measure a country by how good it is to grow up in.

    "And it’s a test of our compassion, how good it is to grow old in.

    "The young and the old have been badly let down by this government."

    He said it should be a "national mission" to fix this.

  10. 'Rooted in Labour values'

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    Sir Keir says the three Labour winners in the post-war era - Attlee, Wilson and Blair - "saw it as their task to modernise Britain".

    "I want to be the fourth."

    He says the party needs to look to the questions of the future.

    "If anything, Covid has quickened the pace," he adds. "The challenges we now face mean that even the questions of 2019 already seem like ancient history.

    "What we say at the next general election isn’t written yet. But it will be rooted in Labour values.

    "It won’t sound like anything you’ve heard before. It will sound like the future arriving."