GB News viewers split on whether Andy Burnham should succeed Keir Starmer as Labour leader

47.9 percent of voters believed the Mayor of Greater Manchester could be in the running to take the opposition crown once an election is triggered

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2GB News viewers are split on whether Andy Burnham could succeed Sir Keir Starmer as future Labour leader.

In the poll posted to Twitter, 47.9 percent of voters believed the Mayor of Greater Manchester could be in the running to take the opposition crown.

While, 52.1 percent of the 1,222 voters weren't so convinced.

Mr Burnham was elected Mayor in 2017 and re-elected for a second term in May 2021.

He also served in Gordon Brown's cabinet as Culture Secretary and Health Secretary

This week, Mr Burnham joined Eamonn and Isabel on the final day of the GB News Breakfast team’s week presenting live from Manchester.

During the interview, the Mayor insisted he had a job to finish in the North West, but refused to rule out a return to London.

The results of the poll GB News conducted on Twitter
The results of the poll GB News conducted on Twitter
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham speaking on GB News
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham speaking on GB News

He talked at length about his pride in the North West, discussing travel issues at Manchester Airport and his woes as an Everton FC supporter.

With Mr Burnham joining the Breakfast team in this week's temporary studio, Isabel asked: “I wanted to ask you what you think about GB News being here.

“Manchester is the first place we’ve visited as a Breakfast show outside of London because it’s got our fastest-growing audience.

“Why do you think that is? Why do you think people in the North West like our channel?”

Mr Burnham replied: “Westminster, obviously, is London-centric but so is our media.

“I was the Culture Secretary that dragged the BBC, and they did have to be dragged kicking and screaming, to Salford.

“But look at that. I think that’s improved their diversity and the content that they put out.

“I think it’s great that you’re doing this. It’s why I’m here thanking you for coming and seeing what we’re doing in the city, reporting things good and bad.

“This place has got things happening here and the national media should be reflecting and supporting what’s happening here. I’d like to see more of it.”