Labour's Andy Burnham steps down as MP to run for Manchester Mayor

After 16 years as Leigh MP

Victoria McKeever
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Andy Burnham: "We are living through a crisis in politics"
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Andy Burnham: "We are living through a crisis in politics"

Former Labour leadership candidate and MP for Leigh, Andy Burnham, has confirmed he will not be standing in the upcoming General Election but will instead be running as first elected mayor of Greater Manchester.

Burnham (pictured) is to step down as Leigh's fifth member of parliament after 16 years in the seat. The shadow home secretary first indicated plans to leave his post at the Labour Party conference...

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