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Sir Keir Starmer has warned his new MPs many citizens are lending Labour their help and are “not converts”.

The new Prime Minister posed for an historic image along with his 411 MPs on Monday.

And he’s understood to have warned them in opposition to complacency.

Sir Keir advised his colleagues gathered in Westminster that voters “placed their trust in us for now, but they are not converts”.

He stated: “Election victories don’t fall from the sky.

“They are hard won and hard fought for and this one could only have been won by a changed Labour party.

“We campaigned as a changed Labour party – and we must govern as a changed Labour Party.”

Repeating his message from the steps of No10 last week, he added: “We have to return politics to public service, to show to the British people that politics can be a force for good. We have a mandate for change, a mandate for renewal.”

The MPs gathered on Monday evening at Church House in central London for the first meeting of the new Parliamentary Labour Party.

Economists have warned that the new Labour government will likely have little choice but to introduce tax rises to rebuild struggling public services.

In the run up to the election, Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), criticised all parties for a “conspiracy of silence” within the manifestos over the true scale of the financial and monetary challenges dealing with the brand new administration.

Analysts on the funding financial institution Citi have stated they count on a package deal of tax will increase within the autumn value round £15 billion.

The IFS has warned that wealth taxes, akin to inheritance tax and capital beneficial properties tax, are one of many few choices left on the desk for a Labour authorities.

On the marketing campaign path, Labour dominated out will increase to revenue tax, National Insurance, the headline charge of company tax and VAT, which mixed make up round three quarters of the Treasury’s tax take.

She has additionally come beneath strain to tax curiosity paid to banks on reserves that they’re required to deposit with the Bank of England. Mr Brown has instructed that introducing a tax may elevate £1.3 billion.

However, Ms Reeves stated: “I’ve got no intention on changing the way the reserves are treated and the interest paid on those reserves.”