I live close to his constituency, he is well liked there. I also like Ivan Lewis, one of the other candidates. I saw Andy speak at several of the last Labour leadership hustings. He was, I thought, over confident that he'd win the leadership.
He's definitely a northern MP and he understands the challenges facing the Labour party from Ukip, he understands how alienated most people in the north west feel from London and the south east. He gets that the region has been neglected, our industries no longer provide employment etc. I hope he lives up to his promise.