Labour MP Andy Burnham wants to be the elected mayor for Greater Manchester.
The former UK Health Secretary was first elected to Parliament in 2001, and was a Home Office Minister before joining the Cabinet in 2007. His cabinet experience includes roles as Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Culture Secretary.
As a member of the opposition, he has served as Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Health Secretary, and made an unsuccessful run at the Labour leadership in 2016.
Among his stated policies for the city, Burnham has pledged to introduce nursing bursaries and take social care out of the public sector.