Shadow Home Secretary took on 'I Saw Her Standing There' in Brighton
Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham was spotted enjoying himself at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton last night (September 29), indulging in karaoke and treating an audience to his take on a Beatles classic.
Burnham attended a conference party thrown at a branch of Revolution by the Daily Mirror newspaper and got onstage with the house band to sing ‘I Saw Her Standing There’. Footage of the moment can be seen below.
The Telegraph reports that other members of the Labour party joined in with the karaoke, including shadow culture secretary Michael Dugher who sang The Undertones’ ‘Teenage Kicks’ and ‘Weather With You’ by Crowded House. The Beatles theme continued into the night with Dugher also reported to have sung ‘Hey Jude’ as one journalist waved a lighter above his head.
Sadiq Khan, Labour candidate for London Mayor, performed his rendition of Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’, while MP Sharon Hodgsom ran through Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’.
Footage of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dancing to Cee Lo Green’s ‘Forget You’ is also online, though the new leader’s moves seem less enthusiastic than those of his cabinet members.
Andy Burnham is a fan of Manchester band Courteeners, and even quoted them on Twitter when he ran for the Labour leader position earlier this year.
Liverpool-born Burnham recited words from the group’s 2010 single ‘Take Over The World’, lifted from their second album ‘Falcon’.
The Shadow Health Secretary wrote, “I’m only a paperboy from the North West. But I can scrub up well in my Sunday best“, before adding that he “loves” the band.