Eleanor Burnham

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Eleanor Burnham
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for North Wales
In office
22 March 2001 – 5 May 2011
Preceded by Christine Humphreys
Succeeded by Aled Roberts
Personal details
Political party Welsh Liberal Democrats
Spouse(s) Derek Burnham (div)

Eleanor Burnham is a Welsh Liberal Democrat politician, and was a Member of the Welsh Assembly for the North Wales Regional Constituency until May 2011.


Burnham was born in Wrexham and brought up in Gwnodl Fawr, Cynwyd. Her early career was in social services management. She was previously a Wrexham Magistrate and a member of Denbigh Hospital Mental Health Tribunal. A fluent Welsh speaker, Burnham is a qualified aromatherapist and her hobbies include gardening, cycling and swimming. Burnham is also a Llangollen Eisteddfod Soprano prize-winner.


Burnham succeeded as Liberal Democrat AM for North Wales on 22 March 2001 upon Christine Humphreys' resignation due to ill-health. Burnham was the Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly spokesperson on Culture, Welsh Language and Sport. Her political interests lie in full devolution for Wales, social inclusion and lifelong-learning.

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National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
Christine Humphreys
Assembly Member for North Wales
2001 – 2011
Succeeded by
Aled Roberts