Andy Burnham: Labour’s red wall seats would have been safer under me

Re-elected mayor of Greater Manchester says party would have fared better in its heartland had he beaten Jeremy Corbyn to leadership

Andy Burnham interview: ‘Has Labour still got what it takes to fight an injustice?

Andy Burnham believes that Labour would not have lost so many seats to the Tories in its traditional heartlands in the north of England if he had defeated Jeremy Corbyn in the race for the leadership in 2015.

In an interview with the Observer, in which he makes clear he would run for the leadership again after the next general election if he had widespread support, the re-elected mayor of Greater Manchester is scathing about Labour’s failure to be bolder on major issues of policy, particularly reform of social care.

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