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Andy Burnham

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Doublejeopardy Thu 25-May-17 23:15:36

Is it me or dies he sound a lot more northern since he was elected major of Manchester?

StorminaBcup Thu 25-May-17 23:19:38

Are you watching news night? I was waiting for him to drop an 'Our kid' grin

Off topic but in the face of what's happened this week I'm glad he was elected mayor.

Boredbeforeievenbegan Thu 25-May-17 23:21:21

He is Northern though? hmm

LineysRun Thu 25-May-17 23:23:19

I think he sounds like Andy Burnham.

phoolani Thu 25-May-17 23:24:51

He sounds way more northern than I remember.

KeiraKnightleyActsWithHerTeeth Thu 25-May-17 23:26:22

I think he sounds the same way as he always does, I think a lot of people are finding the Northern voices in the media this week quite taxing for some reason.
Not aimed at the OP btw but I'm seeing a lot of "I can't understand people from Manchester", "these people need subtitles", "who knew there was a Selfridges in Manchester" shite on Twitter (not people I follow).

Itscurtainsforyou Thu 25-May-17 23:28:50

Ffs - we northerners have to get used to interpreting the southern accent all the time!

Doublejeopardy Thu 25-May-17 23:31:49

Nothing against a northern accent i hanger had none darn sarf for the last 16 years. He does appear to nd the best man for the job this week but doesn't sound like he used too that's all really.

He seems to really be what Manchester needs this week

PickAChew Thu 25-May-17 23:33:02

I always thought he was Scouse, but I don't do west coast very well.

noenemee Thu 25-May-17 23:37:06

He is a Scouser, raised in Cheshire though.

Noteable for www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/hillsborough-andy-burnham-mp-major-3334516

SafeWord Thu 25-May-17 23:39:14

He is scouse with strong spouse brow action. wink

I love him.

SafeWord Thu 25-May-17 23:39:35

Ach spouse brow

SafeWord Thu 25-May-17 23:40:20

Scouse.
Hangs head in shame

KeiraKnightleyActsWithHerTeeth Thu 25-May-17 23:41:12

He was brought up in Warrington I believe and MP for Leigh which is nearby.

2014newme Thu 25-May-17 23:41:52

His years at Cambridge uni knocked his accent out a bit apparently he adopted a posher accent then but he's going full on Northern now, good career move.

noenemee Thu 25-May-17 23:43:12

Safe 😂

SwedishEdith Thu 25-May-17 23:43:28

He sounds like he's always done I saw him today.

PickAChew Thu 25-May-17 23:51:43

OK, so I'm not quite as bad at accents as I thought. I can distinguish mackem from Geordies both north and south of the Tyne, like. (but then again, Mackems born south of the Wear sound more like Poolians than Geordie, anyhow.)

PickAChew Thu 25-May-17 23:53:53

(actually, probably all born south of the Wear, like DS1, but whatevs)

Boredbeforeievenbegan Thu 25-May-17 23:54:39

It's odd to me that people even think he has an accent. I'm such a Northern soul grin

StorminaBcup Fri 26-May-17 03:46:49

safe grin

Really Keira? If they're impressed with Selfridges I wonder what they'll think when they find out Harvey Nichols!

I think Andy usually has a bit of a scouse twang but he's definitely sounded more manc this week.

Argeles Fri 26-May-17 08:54:23

I don't know if he sounds more Northern, but he's looking hotter than ever. Ooh, I so would.

UnGoogleable Sat 27-May-17 12:45:07

I came on here to say...

I would.

And also, I think if he was the leader of the Labour party right now, he'd be on his way to being PM. The British people are nothing if not shallow, and that man could hold his own on the 'hot leader' table alongside Justin Trudeau and Macron.

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