|Shadow Minister for Transport and Regeneration|
22 October 2008
|Preceded by||David Melding|
|Shadow Minister for Finance and Public Service Delivery|
11 July 2007 – 16 June 2008
|Preceded by||(new post)|
|Succeeded by||Nick Bourne|
|Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
3 May 2007
|Preceded by||Christine Gwyther|
Burns was from an English family and brought up in several foreign countries. She went into business after leaving school, working for companies such as Waitrose, Thorn EMI and Asda and becoming a Director of some other companies. She later moved to Pembrokeshire with her husband and became active in politics.
In recent times she has become involved with local issues in south Pembrokeshire, particularly the proposed downgrading of the two District Hospitals of Glangwili and Withybush. No such downgrading has occurred.
She defeated the sitting Labour Party member Christine Gwyther by only 98 votes, and Plaid Cymru's John Dixon by 250 votes, in a very close three way contest in the 2007 Assembly election. She was the Shadow Minister for Finance and Public Sector Delivery from 11 July 2007 to 16 June 2008, and became the Shadow Minister for Transport and Regeneration on 22 October 2008.
- "Greasy wops slur Tory is general election candidate". Wales Online. 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2008-11-07.
|National Assembly for Wales|
|Assembly Member for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
|Shadow Minister for Finance and Public Service Delivery
11 July 2007 to 16 June 2008
|Shadow Minister for Transport and Regeneration
from 22 October 2008