Angela Burns

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Angela Burns
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Shadow Minister for Education
Assumed office
October 2010
Leader Andrew RT Davies
Preceded by Nick Bourne
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Assumed office
3 May 2007
Preceded by Christine Gwyther
Majority 1,504 (5.3%)
Personal details
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Andrew Burns
Residence Pembrokeshire & Cardiff
Committees Chair of Finance Committee 2008-2011, Member of Equality of Opportunity Committee, Children's Committee, Environment & Sustainability Committee. Currently Member of Children, Young People & Education Committee 2010-date
Portfolio Commissioner for the National Assembly for Wales

Angela Burns is a British businesswoman and politician who was elected as Conservative[1] member for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire to the National Assembly for Wales in May 2007.

Background[edit]

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.

Political career[edit]

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.[2]

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Offices held[edit]

National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
Christine Gwyther
Assembly Member for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
2007–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
(new post)
Shadow Minister for Finance and Public Service Delivery
2007-2008
11 July 2007 to 16 June 2008
Succeeded by
Nick Ramsay
Preceded by
David Melding
Shadow Minister for Transport and Regeneration
2008- 2011
from 22 October 2008
Succeeded by
post reorganised
Preceded by
TBC
Shadow Minister for Education
2011- 2016
Succeeded by
Llyr Huws Gruffydd