Mr Burnham – who is favourite to become the first elected mayor of Britain’s third most populous city region, Greater Manchester – said he wants the north to jointly work together during Brexit negotiations.
The Leigh MP said: “There is a real risk of a London-centric Brexit.
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It’s crucial Greater Manchester, Merseyside, the north has a strong voice into Brexit
“I think it’s crucial that Greater Manchester, Merseyside, the north more generally has a strong voice and input into the whole Brexit process.”
Mr Burnham added he wants to establish a “Council of the North”, made up of local and regional leaders which could adopt joint policy positions on northern issues which would affect the region during Brexit talks.
Brexit Secretary David Davis has been lobbied by Mr Burnham and fellow Labour ally Steve Rotheram, who is favourite to become the Merseyside city-region mayor.
Mr Burnham claimed that building a Council of the North would help give “a political voice at key political moments”.
He told Politico: “It would be very hard, wouldn’t it, for any government to simply ignore if the north could come to a single position that we all agree on.”
Theresa May has been accused of not involving Scotland or Wales in her prelimary Brexit plans, and has come under fire from the leaders of both nations.
Andy Burnham is favourite to become the Greater Manchester mayor
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Yet the Prime Minister has denied the accusations and has repeatedly insisted she is angling her a Brexit which works for every Briton.
But Sturgeon has gone so far as to demand another independence referendum in the wake of Mrs May’s pledge to deliver a hard Brexit and pull the UK out of the single market.
Liverpool mayor hopeful Mr Rotheram slammed Scotland's influence in Brexit talks and demanded the north be given a say in key negotiations.
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He said: “Suspend your disbelief and imagine the north is a homogenous area: it would be bigger geographically, bigger population-wise, bigger GDP than Scotland.
“And yet Nicola Sturgeon can pick up the phone at any stage and directly speak to the Prime Minister, while an area of equal significance, while not a nation in its own right, has no voice at the negotiating table.
“I do think that anything we can do to speak more clearly with one voice would be positive. We’ll never agree on everything, but on Brexit we might do.”