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Andy Burnham today accused Sir Keir Starmer of sidelining Labor underground mayors at the party’s annual conference.
Andrew Murray Burnham is a British Labour 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. Wikipedia
Burnham questioned whether the party “is serious about the recovery of the north of England” after he claimed that high-ranking elected politicians had not had the opportunity to deliver important televised speeches in the conference room.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester said it is “regrettable that no Labor Mayor of the Underground outside London is being asked to address this conference correctly from the platform.”
The comments by Mr Burnham, who has been widely singled out as a possible successor to Sir Keir, run the risk of sparking a major internal dispute among Labor.
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He is January 7, 1970 (age 51 years), Old Roan, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Mr Burnham, who has been widely tipped as a potential successor to Sir Keir, risk igniting a major internal Labour row
Speaking at a fringe event in Brighton this afternoon, Mr Burnham stated that Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, will be the only regional mayor to address the main conference room from the platform.
He said, “I think he starts out by taking this role that we have seriously.
“I think it is regrettable that no Labor Mayor of the Tube outside London is being asked to address this conference properly from the platform.
“I think Sadiq should have a speech at the conference from the platform. He is the mayor of our capital city and he is doing an excellent job as the mayor of our capital city.
But if this party is serious about the recovery of the North of England, why isn’t Steve Rotheram (Metropolitan Mayor of the Liverpool City Region) standing there giving a speech?
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“Why isn’t Tracy Brabin, our first Metro Mayor, addressing this conference from the platform?”
Mr Burnham said it is necessary “to see the commitment of this party to the north of England”.
The former MP said Labor should focus on rebuilding in the north of the country “because when we rebuild there we will keep it strong and that will be the foundation of future Labor governments.”
Labor sources said that Mr. Burnham and Ms. Brabin plan to deliver some comments in the conference room.
Burnham said Labor must fully commit to the return because locally elected mayors have the power to improve lives.
He compared the party and his apparent obsession with waiting for the general election to win power to that of a “problem gambler.”
He said, “This mentality that we have in the Labor Party is that we say ‘you know what? We will wait four more years, and then we will go in, and this time, and this time. ”
“It’s like a problem gambler walking into a casino.”
Mr. Burnham was featured at the event organized by the Progressive Economics Forum as the ‘King of the North’.
He joked: ‘I have not yet mustered all the troops on the M6 at Knutsford services. But you never know, the day may come.
Andy Burnham Quicks and Facts
- Andy Burnham said it is ‘regrettable’ metro mayors are not making big speeches
- He questioned ‘if this party is serious about winning back the north of England’
- Mr Burnham has been widely tipped as a potential successor to Keir Starmer