Andy Burnham was the MP for Leigh from 2001 until 2017, when he stood down.
He has been the Mayor of Greater Manchester since 2017.
An Everton supporter, he has been prominent in the campaign for justice for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster.
Andy Burnham: Measly sick pay rate is helping coronavirus spread among the poorest
One reason why the virus is spreading in poorer areas is because the most vulnerable workers know they won't be paid, says Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham
Paul Scholes throws seven-hour party day after new northern coronavirus lockdown
Paul ScholesThe Manchester United and England legend hosted a birthday bash for his son Arron 19 hours after tough new Covid-19 restrictions came into force following a surge in cases
Boris Johnson risks 'jobs squeeze' unless he scraps plans to wind down furlough
Labour analysis of official figures suggests the night-time economy - which has 520,000 workers on furlough, is facing a ?285 million bill just to keep staff on the books for the next three months
Boris Johnson slammed for refusing to delay end of shielding for millions of at-risk people
Plans to end help for people at increased risk from Covid-19 will go ahead - despite charities branding the move “desperately unfair.”
Shielding care worker's distress at having to choose between job and health
EXCLUSIVE Brits have responded to Boris Johnson's last minute changes to lockdown rules with despair, anxiety and anger. Sarah, a care home worker will no longer get sick pay from tomorrow - and faces returning to work in an area with a spike in infections.
Andy Burnham calls for people in self-isolation to get full pay to fix 'gaping holes' in test and trace
The Greater Manchester Mayor said there were 'gaping holes' in the national test and trace system - and called for support for 'shielding' people to be extended for regions under stricter lockdown rules
Fury at northern lockdown 'disaster' as Matt Hancock claims rules are 'crystal clear'
Millions of people including the whole of Greater Manchester are now banned from meeting another household indoors - including in pubs - or in private gardens. Yet despite announcing them with hours' notice Matt Hancock claimed the rules are 'crystal clear'
Greater Manchester lockdown: Confusion and frustration as people react to restrictions
Andy BurnhamGreater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has urged people not to be 'selfish' and stick to the rules
Matt Hancock's statement in full as he confirms details of new lockdown measures
The Health Secretary said people from different households will not be allowed to meet inside from midnight tonight, and the action that will be taken comes with a 'heavy heart'
All the new lockdown rules that take effect today in parts of northern England
As is typical with his handling of the Covid-19 crisis, Health Secretary Matt Hancock provided little clarity at first in his surprise statement affecting parts of Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Yorkshire, immediately causing confusion
Boris Johnson fails on coronavirus test results in 24 hours target
The Prime Minister had promised to turn around all coronavirus test results within a day by the end of June. But in the last week of the month, only a quarter performed in hospitals were returned this quickly
Rishi Sunak to create thousands of 'green jobs' in new ?3bn economic package
Chancellor Rishi Sunak will unveil a mini-budget on Wednesday which earmarks billions for jobs in design, construction, and engineering as well as millions to towards a plan to “green up” public buildings
Andy Burnham: PM should show true leadership and give our care heroes a pay rise
Without a pay rise for our social care, supermarket and bin workers, Boris Johnson's 'build build build' speech is little more than a scrape of cement, writes Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham
Boris Johnson 'concerned' about Leicester as city faces first coronavirus local lockdown
The Prime Minister said 'we are not out of the woods yet' as it became increasingly likely the city will be told to stay in lockdown after a recent surge in coronavirus cases
Boris Johnson warned "keep your promises" to the North and close wealth divide
EXCLUSIVE: Boris Johnson is tonight being urged to close the wealth divide ahead of his key speech on the economy as Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham says regions will not recover from recession without huge investment
Voice of the 澳门新蒲京娱乐场: PM needs to put money where mouth is and bridge the North-South divide
Boris Johnson is a PM primarily for London and the English Home Counties, rather than the United Kingdom as a whole. The Tory party is funded by – and too often actis as the political wing of – wealthy speculators
Andy Burnham: 'Without drastic action, 2020s in the North will be worse than 1980s'
The mayor of Greater Manchester writes exclusively for the 澳门新蒲京娱乐场 about how the North needs to see action from Boris Johnson if it has any hoope of recovering from the coronavirus recession
Public transport regime unsustainable during coronavirus lockdown, mayors warn
Local leaders laid bare their fears to MPs on the Commons Transport Select Committee
Coronavirus: Wales to stay mostly shut to holidymakers this summer warns First Minister
First Minister Mark Drakeford said the "best hope" was for people staying in self-contained accommodation - like cottages and self-catering flats
Relaxing lockdown too soon will cause spike in North as R-rate rise splits UK
Andy BurnhamThe Prime Minister is said to have ordered ministers to speed up plans to ease restrictions in a bid to prevent millions of job losses - But the mayors of Liverpool and Manchester fear it is too soon and with too little notice as infection rates in the North West increase
Secondary schools might not fully reopen until January - exams could be delayed again
The Government has reportedly warned parents of further disruption during the lockdown that means pupils may not be able to sit their GCSE and A-levels until next summer
Andy Burnham: R rise shows we were right to fear lockdown was eased too fast
Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham writes for the 澳门新蒲京娱乐场: 'There is a real worry across the North West that the relaxation came too soon...Now that the figures have finally been published, it feels like our fears have been confirmed."
Local lockdowns to tackle 'flare-ups' will be a 'recipe for chaos', warns mayor
Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, today blasted plans announced by Health Secretary Matt Hancock to introduce local lockdowns if coronavirus infection rates rise in an area
Question Time: Mayor slams MPs for 'do as we say, not as we do' lockdown approach
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said Parliament's decision to return 'fully' on June 2 sets a bad example to the rest of the country in a fiery debate over children going back to school