Andy Burnham: 'We need to bring forward EU referendum'
Labour party leadership contender Andy Burnham has called for the promised referendum on Britain's membership of the EU to be brought forward, to avoid a prolonged period of uncertainty.
Describing himself as a "strong pro-European", Burnham said he had seen how public opinion had been changing and appreciated the public appetite for a referendum.
He also spoke out in favour of a "credible package of reforms on immigration".
Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate the terms of Britain's relationship with Europe ahead of a referendum in 2017.
17 May 2015