Lizzie Burton made her first appearance on the 29th May 1985. She meets Michelle Fowler on the maternity ward.
Lizzie notices Michelle doing Geography revision and thinks she is brave doing exams as she has never done an exam in her life due to having children. Lizzie says she is currently expecting her fourth child and she introduces herself to Michelle and tells her she is known as 'Mad Lizzie'.
Michelle asks Lizzie if she has ever thought what she'd do if she had to bring up her children on her own. Lizzie admits she has, but it's not worth thinking about as it scares her a bit. She also says it would be hard to imagine what life would be like without her husband, except things would be quieter. Lizzie asks Michelle what she thinks and Michelle often thinks about going it alone with Vicki, a reason why she wants to do well in her exams to gain her independence, but Lizzie reminds her that she lost her independence the moment her baby was born.