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Culture, Media and Sport Secretary - Andy Burnham

Andy Burnham was appointed after the mini reshuffle of January 2008 following Peter Hain's resignation.

He first entered the Cabinet as Chief Secretary of the Treasury at the age of 37 when Gordon Brown took office in June 2007.

His previous posts include junior health and immigration minister. He has also been Parliamentary Private Secretary to former Home Secretary David Blunkett and has worked as a researcher for Tessa Jowell.

The Merseyside-educated Cambridge graduate has spent virtually his entire working life with the Labour Party, aside from a brief spell as parliamentary officer of the NHS Confederation.

Andy Burnham

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