Andy Burnham

Mayor of Greater Manchester

Former Labour MP for Leigh


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Andy Burnham is a former MP for Leigh.

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Former Labour MP for Leigh

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

Andy Burnham campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Education
  • Department of Health
  • Transport
  • Trade and Industry
  • General Practitioners
  • NHS: Reorganisation
  • Cancer
  • Free Schools
  • Air Pollution: Greater Manchester

Currently held offices

  • Mayor of Greater Manchester (since 8 May 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Home Secretary (14 Sep 2015 to 6 Oct 2016)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Health ( 7 Oct 2011 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Education and Election Co-ordinator) ( 8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Health (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for Health ( 6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (25 Jan 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (28 Jun 2007 to 24 Jan 2008)
  • Minister of State (Department of Health) (Delivery and Quality) ( 5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (10 May 2005 to 5 May 2006)
  • PPS (Rt Hon David Blunkett, Secretary of State), Home Office (10 Apr 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • PPS (Rt Hon David Blunkett, Secretary of State), Home Office (13 May 2004 to 16 Dec 2004)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 20 Oct 2003)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

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Profile photo: By NHS Confederation (Andy Burnham MP) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons