North West MP Andy Burnham has commended the government's decision to hold an Olympic and Paralympic homecoming parade in Manchester.
The Leigh MP said holding the parade in the north would make it a "truly national event."
Andy Burnham will be Labour's candidate for the Greater Manchester Mayor.
The Leigh MP won with more than 1,500 votes than runner up Tony Lloyd.
Our Political Correspondent Dan Hewitt is there.
BREAKING: Andy Burnham has been selected to be Labour's candidate for Mayor of Greater Manchester. https://t.co/0vMyvGMUlV
Burnham 3792, Lloyd 2163, Lewis 1472. Turnout 65.3% (7,564 votes case).
Burnham directly to Theresa May: "your Govt has made direct promises to the north of England and I will not let you walk away from them."
Andy Burnham: "the Tories have promised us a Northern Powerhouse & I will demand the tools to build it."
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Despite a Commons defeat the Leigh MP and Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham has pledged to continue the fight for a 'Hillsborough Law'. If passed it would give parity of funding to bereaved families at inquests where police are involved. He told our Political Correspondent Alison Mackenzie that the "injustices dealt to families at Hillsborough should never be repeated" . He hopes the House of Lords will now back amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill before it becomes law.
Leigh MP Andy Burnham launched his campaign to become mayor of Greater Manchester by promising, among other things, to revitalise the once-great Manchester music scene.
He called Tony Wilson as one of heroes, and praised the former Granada Reports presenter for giving young bands across the region a platform on Granada Television back in the 1980's.
But how does he plan to emulate his hero in 2016? Our Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt went to find out.
The MP for Leigh in Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has called on his party to support its new leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Mr Burnham came second in Labour's leadership election early this month.
At the party's conference in Brighton he said Mr Corbyn had delivered 'a big moment of change' for our politics.
Leigh MP Andy Burnham has lost the Labour Leadership election to outsider Jeremy Corbyn.
Mr Burnham came second but with just 19 percent of the votes.
Our Political Reporter Daniel Hewitt was at the announcement in London.
The next few weeks are the most important in Andy Burnham's political career.
Ballot papers are now dropping on people's mats and soon they'll vote on whether they want him as the new leader of the Labour Party.
The MP for Leigh is promising something for everybody - nationalising the railways, scrapping tuition fees and thousands of new affordable homes.
But he's trailing Jeremy Corbyn in the polls, and rival Yvette Cooper has called for him to stand down if he is unwilling to attack the frontrunner.
Our political reporter Daniel Hewitt has spent the day with Mr Burnham as he toured the North West.
Andy Burnham says Labour's been too shallow and frightened of its own shadow and he's pledging to change it.
The Leigh MP who is also shadow health secretary is the bookies' favourite to be next Labour leader although there has been a dramatic in support for left winger Jeremy Corbyn.
Andy Burnham is promising "something for people in every postcode".
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