Andy will discuss the importance of the Strategic Defence and Security Review in analysing these challenges and determining how we respond to them. He will also lay out the approach that he would take to defence and security if he is elected as Leader of the Opposition.
The Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP was educated at a local comprehensive school in Liverpool and read English at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge. He worked as a journalist before entering politics and being elected as the Labour Member of Parliament for Leigh in 2001. Andy held various positions in Government, including Secretary of State for Health, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Chief Secretary to the Treasury. In Opposition, he served as Shadow Education Secretary and, from October 2011, Shadow Health Secretary. He is now running to be the next Leader of the Labour Party.
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