Burnham chosen as Labour candidate for GM mayor

Local MP Andy Burnham has been chosen as the Labour candidate for mayor of Greater Manchester this morning.

Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 11:18 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:03 pm
Leigh MP Andy Burnham

The Leigh parliamentary representative and shadow home secretary was announced as the party’s candidate ahead of former minister Ivan Lewis and interim mayor Tony Lloyd.

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