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Mayor of Greater Manchester
Andy Burnham was elected as Mayor of Greater Manchester in May 2017.
Prior to this Andy was MP for Leigh from 2001. In government, Andy has held Ministerial positions at the Home Office, Department of Health and the Treasury. In 2008 he became Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, before returning to Health as Secretary of State in 2009.
In opposition, Andy has served as Shadow Education Secretary, Shadow Health Secretary and Shadow Home Secretary.
Accountable to and representing the people of all 10 boroughs in Greater Manchester, the Mayor of Greater Manchester oversees an economy larger than that of Wales and has one of the largest electoral mandates in the UK.
Andy steers the work of Greater Manchester’s Combined Authority, leading on issues such as the economy, transport, police and fire services.
Responsible for transforming public services and shaping the future of our region, the Mayor represents Greater Manchester people, making the case for our region at the heart of government and on the world stage.