THE new leader of the Labour Party is Keir Starmer.

The member of parliament for Holborn and St Pancras has succeeeded Jeremy Corbyn as the leader of the official opposition.

The leadership result was announced this morning at 10.45am, though the Labour website had some technical issues.

As the result was declared, Mr Starmer said: It’s the honour and privilege of my life to be elected as Leader of the Labour Party.

"I will lead this great party into a new era, with confidence and hope, so that when the time comes, we can serve our country again – in government."

The other two candidates in the race were Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy.

Oxford Mail:

(From top) Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy and Sir Keir Starmer are running to replace Jeremy Corbyn (left). Pictures: Robert Perry/Getty Images, Stefan Rousseau, Jane Barlow, and Yui Mok/PA Wire

Angela Rayner was also announced as the new deputy leader of the party in the result.

She competed against Richard Burgon, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, Dawn Butler and Ian Murray for the post.

The contest for the leadership has lasted for three months, with contenders having to win votes from local branches of the Labour party, trade unions, groups affiliated with Labour and individual members.