Andy Burnham

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Andy Burnham in 2016

Andrew Murray Burnham (born 7 January 1970)[1] is an English politician. He was a candidate in the 2010 Labour leadership election. As of 2012 Burnham was Shadow Secretary of State for Health within Ed Miliband's Shadow Cabinet. He is the Member of Parliament for the Leigh constituency in the United Kingdom. He was first elected in the 2001 general election.[2]

Burnham was born in Old Roan, Aintree, Lancashire and raised in Culcheth, Warrington.

He is a member of the Labour Party.[3]

On 5 May 2017, he was elected mayor of Greater Manchester.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Andy's biography from his Andy4Leader web-site". Archived from the original on 2010-07-05. Retrieved 2012-07-28.
  2. "House of Commons Hansard; vol 371, part 14, col 333". Hansard. Parliament of the United Kingdom. 4 July 2001. Retrieved 12 October 2008.
  3. New Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport[permanent dead link] BACTA, 28 January 2008
  4. Williams, Jennifer (2017-05-05). "Andy Burnham elected as Greater Manchester's mayor". men. Retrieved 2017-05-09.