Angela Burns


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

Angela Burns

Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Well-Being
Assumed office
2016
LeaderAndrew RT Davies
Paul Davies
Shadow Minister for Education
In office
2010–2016
LeaderAndrew RT Davies
Member of the Senedd
for Carmarthen West and South
Assumed office
3 May 2007
Preceded byChristine Gwyther
Majority1,504 (5.3%)
Personal details
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Andrew Burns
ResidencePembrokeshire & Cardiff
CommitteesChair 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
PortfolioCommissioner for the National Assembly for Wales

Background


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


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 Senedd 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] followed by a period as shadow education Minister and since 2016 has been the Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Health and Well-Being.[3]

References


Offices held


Senedd Cymru
Preceded by
Christine Gwyther
Member of the Senedd 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 Gruffydd