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British Labour politician and Mayor of Greater Manchester

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Andy Burnham: British Labour politician and Mayor of Greater Manchester
Andrew Murray Burnham is a British Labour Party politician who has served as Mayor of Greater Manchester since 2017. He served in Gordon Brown’s Cabinet as Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2007 to 2008, Culture Secretary from 2008 to 2009 and Health Secretary from 2009 to 2010. Burnham served as Shadow Home Secretary from 2015 to 2016 and was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leigh from 2001 to 2017. He is popularly nicknamed "King of the North" for his efforts to represent interests of the people of the North of England.

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Lockdown forcing people into temporary housing: Andy Burnham [Video]

Lockdown forcing people into temporary housing: Andy Burnham

Andy Burnham has said that he believes the Covid-19 pandemic has a massiveimpact on the number of people being forced into temporary accommodation. TheMayor of Greater Manchester was speaking at a..

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Andy Burnham: Tesco has not taken a responsible attitude to face coverings [Video]

Andy Burnham: Tesco has not taken a responsible attitude to face coverings

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has accused Tesco of failing to be'Covid-safe' over the use of masks, accusing the supermarket giant of nottaking a 'responsible attitude'. He told the Lords..

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Barclay highlights continuity of support [Video]

Barclay highlights continuity of support

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Stephen Barclay has addressed the continuity of financial support for Greater Manchester. He states Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham was seeking an agreement on..

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Burnham: The north gets ‘pushed around’ by Westminster [Video]

Burnham: The north gets ‘pushed around’ by Westminster

The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has told ITV News that the government went “a step too far” by trying to impose the highest coronavirus restrictions with funding on Westminster's..

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Boris Johnson announces £60m offer to Manchester boroughs [Video]

Boris Johnson announces £60m offer to Manchester boroughs

Boris Johnson has said that the £60 million offered to Greater Manchester to support businesses affected by new coronavirus restrictions will be distributed to the region's boroughs. The prime..

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Minister: Burnham wanted a ‘better deal’ than other regions [Video]

Minister: Burnham wanted a ‘better deal’ than other regions

Robert Jenrick has said talks with Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham broke down because he had insisted on preferential treatment for the region. The local government secretary claimed that Mr..

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Andy Burnham on 'brutal, disgraceful' Tier 3 verdict for Greater Manchester [Video]

Andy Burnham on 'brutal, disgraceful' Tier 3 verdict for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham reacts to the Government imposing Tier 3Covid-19 restrictions on the area. He said it was "brutal" that only£23million would be given to the region and that it is..

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Manchester Mayor says Government walked away from talks [Video]

Manchester Mayor says Government walked away from talks

The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham says the Government "walked away" from negotiations after failing to provide enough financial support for what the region needs to avoid a "punishing..

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Andy Burnham on Government ultimatum: I am determined to try and respond positively [Video]

Andy Burnham on Government ultimatum: I am determined to try and respond positively

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has said he's "determined to try and respondpositively and constructively" to the noon deadline for leaders to agree to adeal to move the area into the Very High tier.

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Andy Burnham calls for more support for Greater Manchester to move to Tier 3 [Video]

Andy Burnham calls for more support for Greater Manchester to move to Tier 3

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says he is still in discussions with theGovernment over the implementation of stricter coronavirus restrictions butsays the region needs more support if they are..

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Greater Manchester eyes millions in extra lockdown funding as talks continue [Video]

Greater Manchester eyes millions in extra lockdown funding as talks continue

Greater Manchester may be offered millions in extra funding to accept thestrictest coronavirus restrictions as Boris Johnson seeks to prevent alockdown revolt and mayor Andy Burnham presses for a..

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Manchester Mayor Burnham calls for vote on financial support [Video]

Manchester Mayor Burnham calls for vote on financial support

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has called on parliament to vote on a "full, fair furlough scheme" to protect vulnerable workers from financial hardship. Report by Odonovanc. Like us on Facebook..

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Greater Manchester Mayor Burnham says he has full support [Video]

Greater Manchester Mayor Burnham says he has full support

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham says he has the support of local Conservatives and rejects accusation of partisanship. He says leaders in Manchester were told Tier 3 may not work, and that..

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Andy Burnham doesn't rule out legal action against Government [Video]

Andy Burnham doesn't rule out legal action against Government

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham does not rule out legally challengingthe Government restrictions in Manchester saying "he would do anything toprotect low-paid workers"

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Chief Constable: Leaders are agreed for need of proportionate enforcement of lockdown rules in Manchester [Video]

Chief Constable: Leaders are agreed for need of proportionate enforcement of lockdown rules in Manchester

Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Ian Hopkins responds to claims hewill not enforce Tier 3 lockdown restrictions without the support of thecity's mayor Andy Burnham. Mr Hopkins said the..

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PM urges Manchester mayor to reconsider lockdown rules [Video]

PM urges Manchester mayor to reconsider lockdown rules

Boris Johnson has urged Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham to "reconsider and engage constructively" over the imposition of Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions. The prime minister warned he would..

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PM: I will intervene if agreement with Manchester leaders not reached [Video]

PM: I will intervene if agreement with Manchester leaders not reached

Boris Johnson has warned he will intervene and impose Tier 3 restrictions onGreater Manchester if an agreement cannot be struck, as he heaped pressure onmetro mayor Andy Burnham.

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Raab accuses Labour of 'political confusion' over lockdown [Video]

Raab accuses Labour of 'political confusion' over lockdown

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has accused the Labour Party of "political confusion" after Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham refused to place his city in the highest tier of coronavirus..

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Dominic Raab accuses Andy Burnham of trying to 'hold Government over a barrel' [Video]

Dominic Raab accuses Andy Burnham of trying to 'hold Government over a barrel'

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has accused Greater Manchester Mayor AndyBurnham of trying to “hold the Government over a barrel” by resisting toughercoronavirus restrictions. Mr Raab told BBC..

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Mayor Andy Burnham accuses Government of treating North as 'canaries' [Video]

Mayor Andy Burnham accuses Government of treating North as 'canaries'

Boris Johnson’s Tory Government was accused of treating the North “as thecanaries in the coalmine” for an experimental regional lockdown strategy.Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said the..

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'Do not make us the sacrificial lamb' says Andy Burnham [Video]

'Do not make us the sacrificial lamb' says Andy Burnham

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has urged the government not to make "the north of England the sacrificial lamb' in their regional lockdown tactic. Andy Burnham called the government's coronavirus..

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Tier-3 plans are 'flawed and unfair', says Andy Burnham [Video]

Tier-3 plans are 'flawed and unfair', says Andy Burnham

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has said that putting the region under Tier-3 measures is "flawed and unfair". Andy Burnham made clear that he will not be backing plans to move the area into tougher..

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Burnham: We're being set up as 'canaries in the coal mine' [Video]

Burnham: We're being set up as 'canaries in the coal mine'

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has slammed government plans to place the region under Tier-3 coronavirus restrictions. Andy Burnham said the region is being "set up as the canaries in the coal mine..

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Andy Burnham against Tier 3 proposal in Manchester [Video]

Andy Burnham against Tier 3 proposal in Manchester

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham says a national circuit-breaker lockdownwould be a “better and fairer way” of tackling the pandemic. Mr Burnham isagainst tier three restrictions being imposed..

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'We oppose the Tier 3 proposal' says Andy Burnham [Video]

'We oppose the Tier 3 proposal' says Andy Burnham

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has said he will resist the region moving into Tier 3 restrictions without a financial package that includes an 80% furlough. The Labour mayor told a press..

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Coronavirus: Tory MPs clash over Manchester restrictions

Three MPs for the region criticise colleagues who urged Andy Burnham to "engage" with the government.
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Covid: Andy Burnham holding the government 'over a barrel', says Raab

Greater Manchester's mayor should do "the right thing" and agree to tougher rules, the foreign secretary says.
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Greater Manchester 'fighting back' against Tier 3

Mayor Andy Burnham says leaders are 'fighting back for fairness' in talks with the government.
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Coronavirus: 'Winter of discontent' faces North, warns Andy Burnham

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham calls for control of furlough schemes and test and trace.
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Covid: Manchester mayor calls for 'urgent review' of 10pm curfew

Manchester's Andy Burnham says masses of people are gathering elsewhere once the bars close.
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Greater Manchester coronavirus rules 'illogical' - mayor

Areas with rising numbers of Covid-19 cases are being freed from lockdown, Andy Burnham says.
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A-level results: Andy Burnham set to take legal action over exam crisis

Andy Burnham "expects to be writing to Ofqual later today to initiate action".
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A-Level results: Manchester mayor Andy Burnham slams 'biggest single act of levelling down this country has ever seen'

Mayor of Greater Manchester says he's considering legal action over the 'discriminatory' system
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Coronavirus: Andy Burnham says supermarkets should do more on masks

Greater Manchester's mayor says supermarkets should hire more security staff to enforce the rules.
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Coronavirus: Fix contact tracing or shut pubs, Mayor Andy Burnham says

Greater Manchester's mayor says the Covid test-and-trace system needs to be "fixed urgently".
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Wigan Athletic: Mayor Andy Burnham and MP Lisa Nandy call for takeover investigation

Local MP Lisa Nandy and Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham call for an investigation into Wigan Athletic's recent takeover.
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Shukri Yayhe-Abdi: Andy Burnham will 'look into' death

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has received about 6,000 emails concerning the 12-year-old's death.
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Coronavirus: Andy Burnham warns PM risks 'fracturing national unity'

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says he felt he was given no real notice of the measures announced last Sunday.
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Coronavirus lockdown advice 'lacks clarity', say England's mayors

The prime minister's plans to ease lockdown restrictions "increases risk", warns Andy Burnham.
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Coronavirus: Government £30m bailout for light rail

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says he is "disappointed" because the money is not enough.
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HS2: Boris Johnson set to give green light for multi-billion pound rail project

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham calls for PM to bring forward railway to link northern cities
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Put cities in charge of rail services, say transport experts

New report – backed by Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham – calls for radical overhaul of franchise system
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General election 2019: Labour lose Leigh seat to Conservatives

James Grundy has won Leigh, the former seat of Andy Burnham and held by Labour since 1922.
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Brexit: Labour's Andy Burnham indicates he will campaign for Leave in second referendum

Mayor of Greater Manchester is first senior Labour figure to break with pro-Remain colleagues
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Bolton fire: Government warned over laminate cladding risk before student flat block blaze

Material used on building exterior cause for 'concern' Manchester metro-mayor Andy Burnham says
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Manchester stabbings 'unlikely to have political or religious motivation', Andy Burnham says

Mayor believes attack is 'isolated incident' as Arndale shopping centre reopens
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