How old is Andy Burnham?
Andy Burnham is 53 years old.
What is Andy Burnham Net Worth?
Andy Burnham's net worth is $3 Million.
What is Andy Burnham Birthday?
Andy Burnham's birthday is 07/01/1970.
What is Andy Burnham Zodiac Sign?
Andy Burnham's zodiac sign is Capricornus.
What is Andy Burnham's Real Birth Name?
Andy Burnham's real birth name is Andrew Murray Burnham.
Where is Andy Burnham's Birthplace?
Andy Burnham's birthplace is Aintree, Lancashire, England.
How Tall is Andy Burnham?
Andy Burnham height is 5'10''.
What is Andy Burnham Nationality?
Andy Burnham nationality is United Kingdom.
What are Andy Burnham's Professions?
Andy Burnham's professions are Mayor of Greater Manchester, Politician.
Who is Andy Burnham's Spouse(s)?
Marie-France van Heel (m. 2000)
Who is Andy Burnham?
AndynBurnham is a British 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. A member of the Labour Party, he served as Shadow Home Secretary from 2015 to 2016 and was Member of Parliament (MP) for Leigh from 2001 to 2017. Born in the Old Roan area of Aintree, Burnham was educated at St Aelred's Catholic High School in Newton-le-willows and graduated with a degree in English from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He worked as a researcher for Tessa Jowell from 1994 to 1997, then worked for the NHS Confederation in 1997 and as an administrator for the Football Task Force in 1998. He was a special adviser to Culture Secretary Chris Smith from 1998 to 2001. Following the retirement of Lawrence Cunliffe, the Labour MP for Leigh, Burnham was elected to succeed him in 2001. He served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary from 2003 to 2005. He was promoted by Prime Minister Tony Blair to serve in his Government after the 2005 election as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department. In 2006, Burnham was reshuffled to become Minister of State for Health. When Gordon Brown became Prime Minister in 2007, Burnham was promoted to the Cabinet as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, a position he held until 2008, when he became Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. In 2009, he was promoted again to become Secretary of State for Health. In that role, he opposed further privatisation of National Health Service services and launched an independent inquiry into the Stafford Hospital scandal. Following the Labour Party's defeat in the 2010 general election, Burnham was a candidate in the 2010 Labour leadership election, coming fourth out of five candidates. The contest was won by Ed Miliband. Burnham served as Shadow Secretary of State for Health until late 2010, when he was moved by Miliband to become Shadow Secretary of State for Education. He held that role for a year, then returning to the role of Shadow Health Secretary. Following Ed Miliband's resignation as Labour leader due to the 2015 general election defeat, Burnham launched his campaign to succeed Miliband in the resulting September 2015 leadership election. He finished a distant second behind Jeremy Corbyn, after which he accepted a role in Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Home Secretary. After being selected as Labour's candidate for the new Greater Manchester Mayoralty, Burnham stood down as Shadow Home Secretary in 2016 and an MP at the 2017 general election. Burnham won the 2017 mayoral election, and was re-elected in the delayed election held in May 2021. For his role of securing more money for local Northern communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, he was crowned the "King of the North" by the media.