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Burnham: Members don't want return to 'Old Labour'

The MP for Leigh Andy Burnham has been addressing a meeting as a new independent opinon poll puts him third in the race for the Labour Leadership.

The popularity of the one time favourite appears to have dipped to 20 percent. He's behind Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn whose popularity now stands at 42 percent.

The Shadow Health Secretary says members are looking for radical change and don't want a return to Old Labour

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Labour leadership candidates clash on the economy in Manchester

The four candidates for the leadership of the Labour Party have appeared together for the first time in the North West since the General Election.

The front runner is still Andy Burnham, the Leigh MP and shadow health secretary, though polls suggest his rivals are closing in.

Our Political Reporter Daniel Hewitt was at the event in Manchester.


  1. Daniel Hewitt - Political Reporter

UKIP damaging the Labour Party, says Andy Burnham

Labour MP for Leigh Andy Burnham says his party needs to understand why voters have turned to UKIP in the North West.

The Shadow Health Secretary admitted some Labour council seats had been lost because of UKIP, and said Nigel Farage's party was damaging both Labour and the Tories.


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Burnham: 'Unbelievable what the families have been through'

Andy Burnham arrives at the High Court in London. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Hillsborough campaigner and shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said: "Starting this process off three years ago, we couldn't have hoped then that it would come to this.

"It is unbelievable what the families have been through. For them to get on a coach in Liverpool at 5am and come down to London and be told what they should have been told 23 years ago says so much about their determination."