Councillor Marie Burns

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Councillor Marie Burns
05 May 2017
First Elected::
04 May 2012
Scottish National Party (SNP)
Ward 02 - Irvine East
Member Services
North Ayrshire Council
Cunninghame House
KA12 8EE
Telephone No:
01294 324112
Mobile Telephone No:
07920 595940


Councillor Marie Burns was first elected as an SNP representative for Irvine East at the May 2012 local government elections.  She held the position of Cabinet Member for Economy and Employment until August 2016 when there was a change of Administration.  Councillor Burns was appointed Leader of the SNP Group at the end of January 2017.

Councillor Burns Chairs the Audit & Scrutiny Committee and the Irvine Locality Partnership.  She sits on the Appeals Committee, Local Development Plan Committee, Staffing & Recruitment Committee, the Ayrshire Shared Services Joint Committee, the Ayrshire Regional Economic Joint Committee and the Ayrshire Regional Economic Partnership Sub-Committee. She also represents North Ayrshire Council on the COSLA Convention, the Economic Development & Regeneration Strategy Board, the Interim Ayrshire Development Board and North Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership Board.

Councillor Burns was Senior Director of Skills Interventions at Skills Development Scotland prior to joining local government. Before that she was Director of Skills Development at Scottish Enterprise, Scotland's national enterprise agency, responsible for the delivery of government funded training and skills programmes.





Note to Constituents: Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak Councillor Burns will not be holding a Surgery until further notice.  She can be contacted via the above mobile number/email address



Date Location From Until
Last Thursday of every month Towerlands Community Centre
Towerlands Farm Centre
KA11 1PY
6.45 p.m. 7.30 p.m.
Last Thursday of every month

Lanfine and Braehead Community Centre
Auchenharvie Place
Girdle Toll
KA11 1BH

7.45 p.m. 8.30 p.m.
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Election History

Fri 4 May 2012 Thu 4 May 2017 Re-elected
Fri 5 May 2017  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Scottish National Party (SNP)Fri 4 May 2012 Thu 4 May 2017
Scottish National Party (SNP)Fri 5 May 2017

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Ward 02 - Irvine EastFri 4 May 2012 Thu 4 May 2017
Ward 02 - Irvine EastFri 5 May 2017

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
 Page 1 of 2, items 1 to 5 of 7.
Appeals Committee Member17 May 2017
Audit and Scrutiny Committee Chairperson17 May 2017
Local Development Plan Committee Member17 May 2017
North Ayrshire Council Member05 May 2017
North Ayrshire Council (Planning) Member17 May 2017

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
 Page 1 of 4, items 1 to 5 of 18.
North Ayrshire Council Member16 May 201204 May 2017
Integration Joint Board Named Substitute02 April 201504 May 2017
North Ayrshire Council (Planning) Member04 May 201204 May 2017
North Ayrshire Council (Planning)(Pre-Determination Hearing) Member04 May 201204 May 2017
Local Development Plan Committee Member31 August 201604 May 2017

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Outside BodyJoining DateLeaving Date
 Page 1 of 3, items 1 to 5 of 11.
North Ayrshire Municipal Bank 17 May 2017 16 October 2018
West of Scotland European Forum 27 June 2012 04 May 2017
Response to Nuclear Decommissioning Steering Group 25 September 2013 04 May 2017
North Ayrshire Leisure Limited 17 December 2014 04 May 2017
North Ayrshire Municipal Bank 17 December 2014 04 May 2017

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring Officer 
04 June 201208 November 2021 View

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNature 
Cabinet11 June 2013Non-Pecuniary View
Staffing and Recruitment Committee10 November 2014Non-Pecuniary View
Cabinet27 January 2015Non-Pecuniary View
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