U.K.’s Labour Party Moves Toward Center With Jeremy Corbyn’s Successor

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, smarting from its worst election result in decades, chose London-born lawyer Keir Starmer as its new leader, a choice that is expected to move the party toward the center after years of pursuing a staunch left-wing agenda.

Mr. Starmer, a former head of the country’s national prosecution service, became a member of parliament only in 2015 and has been leading the party’s response to Brexit. The 57-year-old inherits a party that has lost four successive general elections, suffering its…

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