Leigh MP Andy Burnham has launched his campaign for the Labour leadership with a pledge to unite the party and the country.
The Shadow Health Secretary used a video message to set out his stall for the top job.
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.
Philip Hartley-Wall's family emigrated from Bury in Greater Manchester to America when he was a boy, more than 30 years ago. He'd always thought of himself as an American, but after being accused of making a false statement to a federal officer he was jailed and then sent back to Britain.
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."