A lunchtime conversation with Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester

Since he was first elected as Mayor of Greater Manchester in 2017, Andy Burnham has been responsible for shaping the future of the city region.

His priorities include the Bee Network, a London-style integrated transport system joining together buses, trams, rail and walking and cycling, and under his tenure, Greater Manchester has become the first city region to use powers under the Bus Services Act 2017 to implement bus franchising.

Greater Manchester’s Transport Strategy sets out the city region’s vision for ‘world-class connections that support long-term sustainable economic growth and access to opportunity for all’, including the target for half of all journeys to be by walking, cycling or public transport by 2040.

Join the Mayor for a special lunchtime conversation where he’ll discuss how transport can play its part in creating a greener, fairer and more prosperous Greater Manchester.


About Andy Burnham

Andy Burnham was first elected as Mayor of Greater Manchester in May 2017 and was re-elected for a second term in May 2021.

Responsible for shaping the future of Greater Manchester, Andy’s priorities include building a London-style integrated transport system, ending rough sleeping, transforming Greater Manchester into one of the greenest city regions in Europe and making Greater Manchester a great place to grow up, get on, and grow old.

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.


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