Thomas Burns (politician)

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Thomas Burns
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Antrim South
In office
26 November 2003 – 2011
Preceded by Donovan McClelland
Succeeded by Pam Lewis
Personal details
Born (1960-08-29) 29 August 1960 (age 56)
Aldergrove, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Political party Social Democratic and Labour Party

Thomas Burns MLA (born 29 August 1960) is a Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) politician in Northern Ireland.

Burns was elected as a Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for South Antrim in 2003 and has been an Antrim Borough Councillor since 1997. He is currently the Chairman of his local branch of the SDLP. On 5 May 2011, he lost re-election to the Assembly, but was easily returned to the Borough Council.[1]


A keen supporter of the Gaelic Athletic Association, Burns is a former player for Aldergrove GAC.


  1. ^ In the first round, and with the most first-preference votes in the South East district; Election results, Antrim Borough Council, retrieved 13 May 2011.

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Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Donovan McClelland
MLA for Antrim South
Succeeded by
Pam Lewis