Keir Starmer fights back tears as he discusses mum’s passing with Piers Morgan

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Sir Keir Starmer was left on the brink of tears as he discussed the passing of his beloved mother during an interview on Piers Morgan's Life Stories.

In a teaser clip shared on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday, the Labour party leader looked visibly upset as he reflected on his mother's battle with the rare and incurable illness, Still's Disease.

Recalling his mother's death in 2015, just weeks before he was sworn in as an MP, the 58 year old said: "My dad was totally devoted to her.

"I remember being at home and he phoned, and he said, 'your mum's not gonna make it, can you tell the others', and that hit me."


Host Piers Morgan quizzed: "Was it cruel of your father to make you do that? To do it that way?"

Keir emotionally explained: "No, he wasn't gonna leave her side. There was no way he was coming out of that hospital, even to his own kids."

He also added that he didn't know her mother was dying until the very end and expressed that he didn't get to say everything he wanted to say.

When asked by Piers what he would have liked his final words to be to his mother, Keir said: "I love you."

The politician added that his devoted father was by his mother's side while she battled the debilitating illness for over fifty years.

"When she died, it broke him. She was his whole life," he said.

Keir also discussed his childhood in Surrey, stating that he spent a lot of time high dependency units as a child with his mother.

It was there he witnessed the "incredible" NHS staff save her life.

Keir's full interview on Piers Morgan's Life Stories will air on Tuesday at 9:30pm on ITV.

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