Andy Burnham

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Andy Burnham

British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Leigh since 2001 add

Category: Politics

Born in 1970.

Countries: United Kingdom (81%), (9%), United States (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Secretary of State for Health, Gordon Brown, Home Secretary

Linked to: Secretary of State for Health, Conservative Party, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, Labour Party

 

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Andy Burnham was born in 1970 add something

 

"'Andrew Murray Burnham"' is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Leigh since 2001 add something


1984

He joined the Labour Party aged 14 in 1984, during the miners' strike, and was a researcher to Tessa Jowell from 1994 until the 1997 election add something


1995

He joined the Transport and General Workers' Union in 1995 add something


1997

After the 1997 election, he was briefly a Parliamentary Officer for the NHS Confederation from August to December 1997, before taking up the post as an administrator with the Football Task Force for a year add something


1998

In 1998, he became a Special Adviser to the then-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Chris Smith, a position he remained in until his election to Parliament in 2001 add something


2000

Burnham is married to Marie-France van Heel, whom he wed in 2000 after 11 years together add something


2001

Following his election to Parliament, he became a member of the Health Select Committee from 2001 until 2003, when he was appointed the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Home Secretary David Blunkett add something

 

At the 2001 election, he was elected with a majority of 16,362, and gave his maiden speech on 4 July 2001 add something

 

At the 2001 election, he was elected with a majority of 16,362, and gave his maiden speech on 4 July 2001 add something


2004

Burnham had previously voted to introduce top up fees in 2004 add something

 

Following Blunkett's first resignation in 2004, he went on to become the PPS to Education Secretary Ruth Kelly add something


2005

He was promoted to serve in the Government after the 2005 election as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, with responsibility for implementing the Identity Cards Act 2006 add something

 

Mary Creagh - She was a member of the Human Rights Select Committee from 2005 until 2007, and was the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Andy Burnham, from 2006 until June 2009


2006

In the government reshuffle of 5 May 2006, Burnham was promoted from the Home Office to a Minister of State at the Department of Health add something

 

The Fees Office refused to pay a June 2006 claim for mortgage interest which covered both the Lambeth flat and Burnham's constituency home, and a mortgage claim which included capital repayment add something


2007

He served in the Cabinet under Gordon Brown from 2007 to 2010 as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Culture Secretary and Health Secretary add something

 

In Gordon Brown's first Cabinet, announced 28 June 2007, Burnham was appointed as the new Chief Secretary to the Treasury, a position he held until 2008 add something


2008

In late 2008, he announced Government plans to crack down on the Internet, tightening up controls in order to "even up" what he claimed was an imbalance with TV regulations add something

 

In a re-shuffle in January 2008, he was appointed as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, replacing James Purnell add something

 

In June 2008, he was forced to apologise to the director of pressure group Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti, after she threatened to sue him for libel for smearing her reputation add something

 

Peter Chingoka - In February 2008 Britain's Culture Secretary Andy Burnham, refused to guarantee that Chingoka would be allowed entry to attend a London meeting of the ICC until a publication of a report by accountants KPMG on alleged corruption in Zimbabwean cricket

 

Liane Carroll - On 13 May 2008, Andy Burnham MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, presented her with the 2008 award for Jazz Musician of the Year in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards


2009

Andrew Castle - On August 11, 2009, Castle challenged Health Secretary Andy Burnham during an interview on GMTV, after news reports had cast doubts on the effectiveness of Tamiflu against the swine flu virus

 

Charles, Prince of Wales - In October 2009, it was reported that Charles had personally lobbied the Health Secretary, Andy Burnham, regarding greater provision of alternative treatments in the NHS.


2010

Following the resignation of Gordon Brown as Leader of the Labour Party after the 2010 general election, Andy Burnham declared his intention to stand in the subsequent Labour leadership contest add something

 

He was a candidate in the 2010 Labour leadership election, coming fourth out of five candidates add something

 

Until after the Shadow Cabinet election, Burnham continued in his role as Shadow Health Secretary, and at the end of September 2010 he openly criticised new Prime Minister David Cameron for the Tory-Lib Dem Coalition Government's public spending cuts and health reforms to the NHS. add something

 

David Moyes - Moyes is a supporter of Labour Party and backed the campaign of Andy Burnham to become leader back in 2010


2011

Jamie Reed - Having previously served on the frontbench as a Shadow Environment Minister, since October 2011, he has served as one of Labour's Shadow Health Ministers, under Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Andy Burnham


2013

In July 2013 the "Daily Telegraph" stated that Burnham's staff had edited his Wikipedia page to remove critical material add something


2015

After the 2015 general election, which saw the Labour Party lose 24 seats and the Conservative Party win an overall majority, Miliband resigned as Labour leader add something

 

Burnham declared on 13 May 2015 that he would run to succeed him in the September 2015 leadership election add something

 

On 13 May 2015, Burnham announced that he would run to succeed Ed Miliband in the September 2015 leadership election add something

 

On 13 September 2015, Burnham accepted an appointment as Shadow Home Secretary in the first Shadow Cabinet of Jeremy Corbyn add something

 

Dawn Butler - In an interview on Sky News conducted by Kay Burley on 23 July 2015, Butler was repeatedly questioned by Burley over her decision to put Jeremy Corbyn on the leadership ballot, despite actually wanting Andy Burnham to win


2016

On 27 April 2016, the day after the Hillsborough inquest verdict that found the 96 Hillsborough deaths had occurred as a result of unlawful killing, Burnham made a powerful speech to the House of Commons calling for those responsible to be held to account add something

 

On 5 May 2016, a spokesperson for Burnham confirmed that he had been approached by party officials in Greater Manchester, asking him to consider resigning from the Shadow Cabinet in order to run in the upcoming mayoral election in 2017 add something

 

On 18 May 2016 Burnham announced his candidacy to become Labour's candidate for the Greater Manchester Mayoralty, which is due to be elected in May 2017 add something

 

Burnham was selected as the Labour candidate in August 2016 and the election will be held in May 2017 add something

 

In September 2016, Burnham announced his resignation from Corbyn's shadow cabinet to focus on his bid to be Labour's first elected Mayor of Greater Manchester add something

 

In September 2016, Burnham said that he would resign as Shadow Home Secretary once a replacement had been found, in order to concentrate on his mayoral bid add something

 

Ivan Lewis - On August 9, 2016 the Labour Party announced that Andy Burnham would be the mayoral candidate


2017

However, the 2017 general election was declared a fortnight before the mayoral election; Burnham did not stand as a candidate add something

 

Burnham was elected to the new role of Mayor of Greater Manchester on 5 May 2017 add something

 

Burnham responded to the Manchester Arena bombing on 23 May 2017, calling it an "evil act", while praising the "best immediate response" of local people, and thanking the emergency services add something

 

In December 2017 it was announced that Burnham will succeed Dean Andrew as president of the Rugby Football League in July 2018 add something


2019

Burnham will be replaced by Tony Adams as the next president of the league in the summer of 2019 add something

 

Rugby Football League - Tony Adams will take over as the president in 2019, taking over from Andy Burnham