Fraser Nelson Fraser Nelson

Andy Burnham to Health

Andy Burnham, that football-mad Liverpool lad, is to be the new boss of the non-communist world’s largest workforce: Health Secretary. He has thus fulfilled the prophesy bestowed on him when he was named The Spectator-Threadneedle’s “minister to watch” in 2006. Burnham was a former health minister (I interviewed him in Richmond House at the time) so will know the department a bit.

Already a subscriber? Log in

Keep reading with a free trial

Subscribe and get your first month of online and app access for free. After that it’s just £1 a week.

There’s no commitment, you can cancel any time.


Unlock more articles



Don't miss out

Join the conversation with other Spectator readers. Subscribe to leave a comment.

Already a subscriber? Log in