Andy Burnham accuses Keir Starmer of sidelining metro mayors

Andy Burnham accuses Keir Starmer of sidelining Labour’s metro mayors at party conference as he questions if the current leadership is ‘serious about winning back the north of England

  • Andy Burnham said it is ‘regrettablemetro mayors are not making big speeches
  • He questioned ‘if this party is serious about winning back the north of England
  • Mr Burnham has been widely tipped as a potential successor to Keir Starmer
  • 앤디 번햄 today accused Sir [object Window] of sidelining Labour’s metro mayors at the party’s annual conference.

    Mr Burnham questioned if the party is ‘serious about winning back the north of Englandafter he claimed senior elected politicians had not been given the chance to deliver major televised speeches in the conference hall.

    The Mayor of Greater Manchester said it is ‘regrettable that no Labour metro mayor outside of 런던 is being asked to address this conference properly from the platform’.

    The comments from Mr Burnham, who has been widely tipped as a potential successor to Sir Keir, risk igniting a major internal Labour row.

    Andy Burnham today accused Sir Keir Starmer of sidelining Labour's metro mayors at the party's annual conference

    Andy Burnham today accused Sir Keir Starmer of sidelining Labour’s metro mayors at the party’s annual conference

    The comments from Mr Burnham, who has been widely tipped as a potential successor to Sir Keir, risk igniting a major internal Labour row

    The comments from Mr Burnham, who has been widely tipped as a potential successor to Sir Keir, risk igniting a major internal Labour row

    Speaking at a fringe event in Brighton this afternoon, Mr Burnham claimed Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, will be the only regional mayor who will address the main conference hall from the platform.

    그는 말했다: ‘I do think it starts with taking this role that we have seriously.

    ‘It is I think regrettable that no Labour metro mayor outside of London is being asked to address this conference properly from the platform.

    ‘I think Sadiq should have a conference speech from the platform. He is the mayor of our capital city and he is doing a damn fine job of being mayor of our capital city.

    ‘But if this party is serious about winning back the north of England, why is Steve Rotheram (Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region) not standing up there making a speech?

    ‘Why isn’t Tracy Brabin, our first woman metro mayor, not addressing this conference from the platform?’

    Mr Burnham said there is a need to ‘see this party’s commitment to the north of England’.

    The former MP said Labour should focus on rebuilding in the north of the country ‘because when we rebuild there we will keep it strong and that will be the foundation for future Labour governments to come’.

    Labour sources said that Mr Burnham and Ms Brabin are scheduled to deliver some remarks to the conference hall.

    Mr Burnham said Labour must fully commit to devolution because locally elected mayors have the power to improve lives.








    He compared the party and its apparent fixation on waiting for general elections to win power to that of a ‘problem gambler’.

    그는 말했다: ‘This mindset that we have got in the Labour Party that we say “미국 관리, 궁지에 몰린 러시아 지도자가 작은 도구를 사용할 수 있다고 경고, we will just wait four more years, and then we will go in, and this time, and this time”.

    ‘It is like a problem gambler walking into a casino.

    Mr Burnham was introduced at the event hosted by the Progressive Economy Forum as the ‘King of the North’.

    '우리는 환경을 생각하고 완전 전기 모델을 계획하고 있습니다.: ‘I have not quite gathered all the troops on the M6 at Knutsford services yet. But you never know, the day may come.