Lord Prescott began the event and mentioned Jeremy Corbyn adding he would have liked to see more than one Labour hopeful at Saturday's political bash.
Andy Burnham took to the stage and spoke briefly before opening a Q & A session.
The audience were not slow in coming forward and a lively debate followed. The youngest person at the event asked Burnham what he would do to resolve the problem of long waiting times for GP appointments. This young girl had been told Friday she could not get an appointment to see her GP for two-weeks.
I am not sure that Andy really answered her question "what he would do to change that" but he did cite Labour's previous better record on GP appointments notably when he was Minister for Health.
But overall Andy Burnham said enough to convince me.
He looks good, speaks well, has enough of a common touch and when he said he would be tough against the Tories I believed him.
When my elderly neighbour spoke to him following the meeting he was polite and respectful. It had been a long day and a long meeting but he made time for everyone.
The speech he delivered Saturday promised a return to Labour core values. He stood up for the young who were savaged again by the Tories in last week's budget. He spoke about the Westminster bubble and how he would change that. It was an honest approach and much needed.
Right now Labour needs a new leader who will be tough in opposition but who can also win the next General Election in 2020.
Andy Burnham can do both if he gets enough support to win the leadership race.