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FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 file photo, Britain's Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer speaks on stage during the Labour Party Conference at the Brighton Centre in Brighton, England. Britain’s main opposition Labour Party has elected lawyer and lawmaker Keir Starmer as its new leader, after a contest thrown into turmoil by the coronavirus outbreak, it was announced on Saturday, April 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)

Keir Starmer picked to lead UK Labour amid virus crisis

Apr. 4, 2020 7:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Lawyer and lawmaker Keir Starmer was elected leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party on Saturday by a decisive margin, after a contest thrown into turmoil by the coronavirus outbreak. A special conference to announce the winner was scrapped when the nation went into lockdown, and the...