Florence Patricia Alice McLaughlin OBE (née Aldwell, 23 June 1916 – 7 January 1997), known as Patricia McLaughlin, was a unionist politician in Northern Ireland and one of the earliest female Members of Parliament from the region.
She was educated at Trinity College, Dublin before going on to join the Ulster Unionist Party. Chosen to represent the party in the West Belfast constituency for the 1955 general election, she captured the seat from incumbent Jack Beattie and went on to successfully defend it at the 1959 election before retiring from politics. She made a surprise comeback in the 1970 general election as the Conservative Party candidate in Wandsworth Central, although she failed to win the seat.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Patricia McLaughlin
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