10 / 01 / 19
We are very pleased to announce that Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, is now a Champion of the Faith & Belief Forum. Our Champions are individuals who have made a commitment to support and promote the cause of good interfaith relations, and have a history of championing understanding between different religious and cultural groups.
We look forward to working with Andy to build a more connected society, with good relations between people of different faiths and beliefs.
Andy Burnham was elected as Mayor of Greater Manchester in May 2017.
Responsible for shaping the future of Greater Manchester, Andy’s priorities include ending rough sleeping, transforming Greater Manchester into one of the greenest city regions in Europe, and making Greater Manchester a great place to live, get on, and grow old.
As part of this, Andy is committed to ensuring that Greater Manchester is a place where people of all faiths, beliefs and cultures are able to realise their full potential and able to benefit from the success of the city region.
Before being elected Mayor of Greater Manchester, 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.
Andy lives in Leigh, Greater Manchester, with his wife and three children. He is a keen supporter of Everton FC.