Morgan McSweeney

Office of the Leader of the Opposition

Chief of staff

A 20-year veteran of Labour Party politics, Morgan McSweeney founded the unity-focused campaign group Labour Together before taking up his current post as Keir Starmer’s chief of staff in May 2020. As a proponent of consensus politics within Labour headquarters, McSweeney’s lengthy Westminster career saw him first join the party as an administrator, rising to become a key staffer on Starmer’s successful leadership campaign and then rewarded as most senior aide to the Labour leader. The 43-year-old has been credited with guiding Starmer’s own cautious and controlled rhetoric more than anyone else in Westminster.