Why I am supporting Andy Burnham.
I am supporting Andy to be not just the next Labour Leader but the next Prime Minister of Britain. I am supporting him for several reasons but above all because he offers hope and he brings passion. He is believable and credible. He has a vision for a better country in a better world and it is a vision that is grounded in the real world and is eminently achievable. I could take him on any doorstep in Burnley or Padiham and I know that people would identify with him and more importantly he could identify with them. He is clever and experienced but yet still retains a freshness that is very appealing. He is a clever well educated man but he still has the common touch. He is from an ordinary background and he has succeeded because he is capable and hardworking. He has served as an effective of member on the Labour front bench both in Government and opposition. He is a capable parliamentarian who has demonstrated time and time again that he is more than a match for the Tories and very importantly he has the people skills to unite the Parliamentary Labour Party. Finally I believe him to be a convincing man of real substance with the skills and image to succeed.