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Labour leadership candidates Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham on stage at the Labour leadership hustings in Citywest hotel on June 9, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

Andy and Yvette — a tale of two ‘Anyone But Corbyn’ strategies

1 September 2015 17:13

Who has the best chance of beating Jeremy Corbyn: Andy Burnham or Yvette Cooper? The Burnham and Cooper camps are vying to be the clear ‘Anyone But Corbyn’ candidate, and… Continue reading

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Andy Burnham arrives for a football match between Labour Members of Parliament and journalists in Salford, north-west England, on September 30, 2012.

As a northerner, I’m fed up of Andy Burnham’s northern stereotypes

25 August 2015 17:55

Northerners are easy to stereotype: working class, beer, flat caps, Labour, trade unions and football. In the same way all southerners aren’t stuck-up opera-goers and every Scot isn’t a miserly… Continue reading

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Harriet Harman: we are not purging Corbyn supporters

25 August 2015 15:05

The summit on the integrity of the Labour leadership contest is over and interim leader Harriet Harman described it as a ‘routine’ and ‘useful’ meeting. Although she is ‘confident that there won’t be… Continue reading

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Andy Burnham: Labour will have a female candidate when time is right

25 August 2015 10:54

Andy Burnham’s leadership bid hit a stumbling block this morning. Burnham — who bills himself as both the anti-Westminster candidate and the candidate who can unite the party in Westminster… Continue reading

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Andy Burnham addressing at Q&A at St Pancras Parish Church in London, 24 August 2015.

An evening with Andy Burnham and his conventional Labour supporters

24 August 2015 22:10

Andy Burham’s rally this evening had only one similarity with Jeremy Corbyn’s last week: it was held in a place of worship. At the St Pancras Parish Church in London, close… Continue reading

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Memorabilia supporting British Labour Party leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn is offered for sale ahead of his arrival to address party supporters as part of a nationwide leadership campaign at the Town Hall on August 18, 2015 in Middlesbrough, England

Burnham campaign raises entryism concern — but deny any legal challenge

21 August 2015 15:40

Whoever wins the Labour leadership contest, questions will be raised about how it has been run. If Corbyn loses, his supporters will become even more angry about the ‘purge’ of the Corbynites.… Continue reading

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Andy Burnham delivers a speech at the Peoples Museum on August 17, 2015 in Manchester, England

Unite distances itself from Burnham camp after email blip

20 August 2015 18:41

Oh dear. Andy Burnham’s efforts of late to appeal to Jeremy Corbyn’s left-wing voters may have gone to waste after an email blip this morning. Steerpike understands that he has risked… Continue reading

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Labour leadership candidates Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham on stage at the Labour leadership hustings in Citywest hotel on June 9, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

Could Burnham or Cooper stand again in the next Labour leadership contest?

20 August 2015 17:12

Does it matter who comes second in the Labour leadership contest? According to the polls and bookies, Andy Burnham is vying for second place with Yvette Cooper. Ladbrokes currently have… Continue reading

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Our railways are better than ever. They don’t need renationalising

19 August 2015 13:31

Andy Burnham and Jeremy Corbyn have both pledged to bring back British Rail. Why? In a speech yesterday, Corbyn justified his position: ‘I think the public mood is there, absolutely there,… Continue reading

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Andy Burnham delivers a speech at the Peoples Museum on August 17, 2015 in Manchester, England

Andy Burnham: it’s not ‘three against one’ with Jeremy Corbyn

18 August 2015 9:12

The Labour leadership race is rapidly turning sour. None of the warnings from party grandees are denting Jeremy Corbyn’s support, so talk has turned back to whether candidates should drop out. Yvette… Continue reading

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Labour leadership candidates Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham on stage at the Labour leadership hustings in Citywest hotel on June 9, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

Cooper vs Burnham: ‘A panicked, desperate stunt straight out of the Ed Balls playbook’

17 August 2015 20:30

Yvette Cooper has rounded on Andy Burnham this evening, demanding that the Labour leadership contender oppose Jeremy Corbyn or stand aside. Burnham gave a speech this morning that was widely… Continue reading

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Andy Burnham, we have got news for you!

17 August 2015 13:19

In an interview with Labour Uncut, Andy Burnham admitted a dark secret: that throughout the 90s he lived in fear that his early-career journalism gigs — from his time working for… Continue reading

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A Twitter snapshot of the Labour leadership struggle

16 August 2015 9:01

Who would win the Labour leadership contest if it were decided by the number of Twitter followers? Jeremy Corbyn 94,200 Andy Burnham 85,400 Yvette Cooper 72,800 Liz Kendall 35,900 And… Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet: runners and riders

14 August 2015 17:35

Who could Jeremy Corbyn invite into his shadow cabinet if elected Labour leader? Some frontbenchers are suggesting today that he could find two thirds of his shadow ministerial positions unfilled… Continue reading

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Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham during a Q&A session after delivering a State Of The Leadership Race speech at the Royal Armouries Museum on July 28, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Andy Burnham: We should/shouldn’t attack Jeremy Corbyn

14 August 2015 12:11

At least Andy Burnham is keeping us all on his toes with his leadership campaign. If you’d stopped paying attention to the Labour leadership election for a couple of hours,… Continue reading

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Labour’s attack dog takes a swipe at the Guardian after Burnham snub

14 August 2015 8:37

Oh dear. Is the Labour leadership campaign beginning to get too much for the Burnham camp? After the Guardian announced last night that they would be endorsing Yvette Cooper, Andy Burnham’s… Continue reading

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Labours candidates for Leader and Deputy Leader Liz Kendall,Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper  and Jeremy Corbyn take part in a hustings in The Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs on July 10, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Why all the Labour leadership candidates have failed to deal with Jeremy Corbyn

13 August 2015 18:42

Even though Jeremy Corbyn has the Big Mo in this Labour leadership campaign, it is fair to say that Yvette Cooper has had a pretty good few weeks too. The… Continue reading

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Andy Burnham met his wife Marie-France van Heel at Cambridge University

Is Andy Burnham telling the whole truth about his time outside Westminster?

11 August 2015 18:49

The Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham, who has worked in politics for 21 years, makes much of his life outside the Westminster bubble. As well as releasing a campaign video… Continue reading

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What’s so bad about professional politicians anyway?

10 August 2015 18:39

If you’re at all ambitious in Westminster these days, the most important thing is to show that you’re not a professional politician. Generally, the accepted definition of ‘professional politician’ is… Continue reading

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Labour leadership candidates Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham on stage at the Labour leadership hustings in Citywest hotel on June 9, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

Andy Burnham’s GQ interview comes back to haunt him

9 August 2015 8:58

Although much has been made of Andy Burnham’s admission in an interview with GQ that he owns an Armani suit, perhaps the most embarrassing revelation lies further down. When asked for… Continue reading

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Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham during a Q&A session after delivering a State Of The Leadership Race speech at the Royal Armouries Museum on July 28, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Tory grandees poke fun at Andy Burnham over retiring remarks

4 August 2015 19:54

One of Andy Burnham’s problems is his occasional pandering towards populism. In an interview with GQ magazine, the Labour leadership contender tries to talk up his credentials as an ordinary bloke and says he… Continue reading

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Milifandom founder: I back Andy Burnham (aka my headmaster’s brother)

4 August 2015 15:16

Over the weekend Andy Burnham’s leadership campaign received a much needed boost from the founder of the Milifandom Abby Tomlinson. The 17-year-old declared that after meeting with each of the leadership… Continue reading

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Milifandom founder backs Andy Burnham for Labour leader

1 August 2015 10:10

Although the Milifandom wasn’t enough to lead Ed Miliband to victory at the polls, the cult movement did at least bring the former Labour leader’s lagging campaign some momentum in the… Continue reading

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Andy Burnham (finally) wins an endorsement

31 July 2015 11:29

Although Andy Burnham started out as the frontrunner in the Labour leadership race, according to the latest polls he is now struggling to even remain in second place behind Jeremy… Continue reading

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Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham poses for a photograph prior to delivering a State Of The Leadership Race speech at the Royal Armouries Museum on July 28, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Andy Burnham: I don’t like biscuits

30 July 2015 16:20

The Labour leadership candidates have been canvassing the yummy mummies on Mumsnet and today it was Andy Burnham’s turn. Steerpike was shocked to learn from the Q&A that he has never bought… Continue reading

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