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Burnham to be Labour's candidate for Greater Manchester Mayor

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.

Fight for 'Hillsborough Law' goes on

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.

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Andy Burnham - the new Tony Wilson?

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.

On the road with Andy Burnham: the MP discusses Corbyn, his kids, and his wife's Tory past

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.

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