Having heard reports of near-adulation for Andy Burnham at lefty meetings and rallies in the last 12-months, the (two) standing ovations for the shadow health secretary come as no surprise to Scrapbook.
Obviously enjoying himself, the Leigh MP couldn’t resist a gesture of encouragement as delegates started to shout:
“Whose NHS? Our NHS!”
This underscores his position as the activists’ darling — after a July LabourList readers poll gave him a whopping 33 point lead over his nearest shadow cabinet colleague (Yvette Cooper).
And it won’t have gone unobserved that the chanters included Unite’s Len McCluskey.