Here Is All We Know About Andy Burnham, His Wife Marie-France van Heel And Children - Jimmy, Annie and Rosie


Andy Burnham With His Wife Marie-France van Heel ( Source : instagram )

Marie-France van Heel, the wife of British Politician Andy Burnham, is Dutch and works as Strategy Director and Managing Partner at Heavenly Strategy. The couple exchanged their marital vows in a romantic wedding ceremony held in 2000.

This article will discuss everything we know about the British politician Andy Burnham and his wife Marie-France van Heel, who has been in a relationship since university.

Andy Burnham Is British Politician And Serves As Mayor Of Greater Manchester

Andy Burnham (born January 7, 1970, Age: 52) or Andrew Murray Burnham is a British politician who is currently the Mayor of Greater Manchester since 2017. He was Chief Secretary to the Treasury(2007-2008), Culture Secretary (2008-2009), and Health Secretary (2009-2010) of Gordon Brown's Cabinet.

The Labour and Co-operative political party member, Andy Burnham, was born in the Old Roan area of Aintree, Lancashire, England. Mr. Burnham completed his high school education at St. Aelred's Catholic High School in Newton-le-willows.

While studying for a degree in English from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, he was in a relationship with his soulmate Marie-France van Heel. Later the couple exchanged marital vows to become lawfully married husband and wife after they had their first child.

In 2016, Andy Burnham was approached by party officials in Greater Manchester asking him to run for the upcoming mayoral election in 2017. On May 18, 2016, Andy registered his name as the Labour Candidate for the Mayor. After he won the mayoral election, he resigned from the Shadow Cabinet of Jeremy Corby.

Meet Andy Burnham's Wife Marie-France van Heel

Marie-France van Heel (born between 1972-1975) is the wife of Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham. The couple met while studying at Cambridge University and organized a wedding ceremony in 2000 to share their life as a lawfully wedded couple.

Dutch-born Marie-France van Heel works as Strategy Director at Heavenly Group Ltd. She previously worked for Sky UK Limited broadcasting company (formerly BSkyB). The wife of the mayor of Greater Manchester also worked at her firm MVH Marketing and was sole director for three years.

Andy Burnham Wife Marie-France van Heel
Andy Burnham Wife Marie-France van Heel ( Source : c )

She is a businesswoman and entrepreneur from Golborne, Wigan, United Kingdom, and serves the position of Chief Executive Officer of Heavenly Labs. Around the country, Marie-France is famously known as the wife of Andy Burnham.

Marie-France underwent a double mastectomy when she was 40 after a genetic test revealed that she could be at risk of breast cancer. 

Andy Burnham & Marie-France van Heel Children And Family

Andy's father, Kenneth Roy Burnham, was of Irish descent and worked as a telephone engineer. His mother, Eileen Mary Burnham, worked as a receptionist at a local organization. 

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, representing the Labour Party, has a brother Nick, the principal of Cardinal Newman College, Peterson. The Burnham family raised Andy and his brother Nick as Roman Catholics. 

Andy Burnham and Marie-France van Heel had their eldest son, Jimmy, before marriage. Andy took to Twitter, mentioning his son Jimmy will be celebrating his 21st birthday in March 2021, which infers that Jimmy was born in March 2000.

Andy Burnham And His Wife Marie-France van Heel With Their Children Jimmy, Annie, and Rosie
Andy Burnham And His Wife Marie-France van Heel With Their Children Jimmy, Annie, and Rosie ( Source : i2-prod )

After the marriage, the couple had two beautiful daughters, Annie and Rosie. The couple and their three children visited the Walker Art Gallery to spend a family day. 

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham shared his last ever school run on Twitter. In May 2021, he uploaded a picture with his youngest daughter Annie as he dropped her off at her school for the final time. He took the time to thank the staff and teachers of St. Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School for all they did for their children over the years.


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