Andy Burnham denies claims after no 'I didn't snub Jeremy Corbyn': show at Labour victory rallyGreater Manchester's new mayor said Mr Corbyn knew days in advance that he wouldn't be attending the event 16:16, 6 MAY 2017Updated16:21, 6 MAY 2017 Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Andy Burnham has dismissed claims he snubbed Jeremy Corbyn by failing to appear his own victory rally insisting the leader knew days in advance that he was unable to make it.
The region's new mayor astonished party members last night by not showing up to an event, organised by Mr Corbyn's office, to celebrate his success. Mr Corbyn arrived at Manchester Central where the election count had taken place to address coach outlet handbags zebra a crowd of Labour activists at 6.30pm, less than three hours after the result was declared. But Mr Burnham had left at 5.30pm to attend a charity event in Albert Square. He was pictured not long afterwards with friends and family relaxing in the restaurant Refuge, half a mile down the road from where Mr Corbyn was publicly congratulating him on his victory. The bizarre episode prompted a storm on social media, with some Labour supporters backing Mr Burnham's decision, others were enraged by it and still more were baffled at the level of party disunity it apparently showed. New mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham names his deputies Labour coach discount handbags online candidates currently defending their seats also privately gave a mixed reaction, with some deeming it ungracious and others viewing it as a sensible move. after unveiling his mayoral team this morning, Mr Burnham said he had always said he would be unable to make it. "I made it clear earlier in the week that I had a very full day and I had commitments lots of them, and family commitments and that I wouldn't be able to be at an event," he said. "It was into the evening, wasn't it? And I'd said I wasn't able to be there. Jeremy came fair enough, there was a good win to celebrate. "But I'd made it clear I wouldn't coach outlet oshkosh wi be there and to be honest, this coach outlet store near me stuff about 'why wasn't I there, what does this mean' that's the trivia I'm leaving behind. "I'm not interested and never have been, to be honest, and I just want to leave that side of politics completely behind. "It's as simple as that.
" (Image: Stephen Farrell) Journalists had been told on Thursday that Mr Corbyn may make an appearance in Manchester in the event of a Burnham victory, but it was unclear until yesterday afternoon whether he would actually be coming or not. At that point it became apparent that he would indeed be visiting at 6.30pm, following a similar appearance in Liverpool.
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