The Unite head's comments suggest the shadow health secretary could win his support in a future leadership contest.
In 2012, the shadow health secretary admitted in his conference speech he didn't have "all the answers" for funding whole-person care. His speech this year shows this remains the case.
Burnham’s plan shows the party grappling with the kind of real world problems it would face in office.
"It’s not about Andy, or Ed, or Yvette," Labour's policy review head tells the New Statesman.
Shadow health secretary will back the bill, despite previous criticisms, as it only applies to the first phase of the project.
While the Tories, the Lib Dems and UKIP are silent, we are fighting for the health service to be protected from privatisation under the new EU-US trade treaty.
Shadow health secretary reveals he will soon travel to Brussels to lobby for the health service to be exempted from international competition law.
The shadow health secretary on why he’s prepared to rebel.
The shadow health secretary says the party "can’t have a blanket position" because "it doesn’t affect everybody equally".
Bruce Keogh, the author of the report into 14 NHS trusts, writes: "Don’t believe everything you read, particularly in some newspapers."