A protester disrupted Keir Starmer’s keynote speech at the Labour conference in Liverpool this afternoon shouting “True democracy is citizen-led”.

The man threw glitter over Sir Keir before becoming quite handsy with the Labour leader, who promptly pushed the activist away from the microphone before security arrived.

The man continued to shout “Politics needs an update”, “we demand a people’s house”, “we are in crisis” and “our whole future is in jeopardy” as he was wrestled to the ground.

After being interrupted by a heckler, Starmer opened his speech at the Labour Party conference by saying: “If he thinks that bothers me he doesn’t know me. Protest or power, that is why we changed our party, conference.”

And he went on to joke it was just as well it was him, because “my wife’s dress is really beautiful."

Sky News reported that a police vehicle was brought to the conference hall exit after Sir Keir's speech was interrupted. It remains unknown if the protestor was arrested after the incident.

The protester who disrupted Sir Keir Starmer's conference speech was wearing a t-shirt which appears to tie him to a group called People Demand Democracy.

The group's website says: "People Demand Democracy is a group of people from all across Britain calling for an upgrade to our current political system and using civil disobedience to get our message across.

"We are calling for a fair, proportional voting system for Westminster elections and a permanent, legally-binding national House of Citizens, selected by democratic lottery.

"People Demand Democracy has written letters to the leaders of the two leading political parties, Labour and the Conservatives, with an ultimatum: implement our demands by 1 September 2023 or we will take proportionate action to get our message across."

What did Starmer say at Labour conference?

Starmer says he believes in Britain. He does not just see the sewage, but people standing up to fight for clean water.

He does not just see the crumbling concrete in schools, but the teachers giving children the education they need.

He also mentioned the attack on Israel: “Israel must always have the right to defend its people.”

The crowd welcomed Sir Keir Starmer's comments on tackling antisemitism in the party, with loud applause and a standing ovation.

But it is even louder when he condemns the actions of Hamas in Israel, branding them "terrorists" and pledging Labour to a two-state solution.