Bond response to Keir Starmer becoming the new Prime Minister

In reaction to Labour winning the UK General Election and Sir Keir Starmer becoming Prime Minister, Romilly Greenhill, CEO of Bond, the UK network for NGOs, said:

Congratulations to Keir Starmer on his appointment as Prime Minister. We look forward to working with him to address global development and humanitarian challenges. 

We call on the new Labour government to act urgently on its manifesto commitment to restore the UK’s reputation as an ambitious, reliable and equitable development partner. This will require the Prime Minister to show strong leadership and political will at upcoming global summits to develop key partnerships to tackle pressing issues such as global conflicts, extreme poverty, the debt crisis and climate change.  We also urge the Prime Minister to bring the Treasury, the Foreign Secretary and the Minister for International Development together to set out a clear roadmap to restore the UK aid budget to 0.7% of Gross National Income, to respond to the global debt crisis and advocate for reforms to make the international financial system fairer and more equitable.


Notes for editors

  • The Bond UK International Development Sector 2024 Manifesto: ‘A Global System for People and Planet’ is available here. 
  • Read Bond’s reaction to the Labour manifesto.
  • Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development. Bond unites and supports a diverse network of over 350 civil society organisations from across the UK, and allies to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice. 
  • For further information or interviews please contact Maryam Mohsin [email protected] or call 07816191596.