Pauline Latham

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Pauline Latham
Member of Parliament
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Mid Derbyshire
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Constituency Created
Majority 11,292 (23.9%)
Personal details
Born (1948-02-04) 4 February 1948 (age 66)[1]
Lincolnshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservatives
Spouse(s) Derek Latham
Website Official Website

Pauline Elizabeth Latham (born 4 February 1948) is a British Conservative Party politician, who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Mid Derbyshire, a new constituency created as a result of changes made by the Boundary Commission for England.[2]

Latham had been a Conservative member of Derbyshire County Council from 1987 to 1993, and a Derby City Councillor from 1992 to 1996 and from 1998 to 2010. She held the position of Mayor of Derby during 2007/08.[3]

She has a special interest in education issues, being a school governor for twelve years. She was a candidate for Broxtowe in 2001 and stood as a European candidate in 1999 and 2005 for the East Midlands.[4]

Latham was a member of the A-List.[5]

Latham has been criticised by humans rights groups for her support for Israel.[6] In 2012 she attempted to have the Foreign Secretary declare in Parliament that Britain expected the Palestinian Authority to return to direct peace negotiations without preconditions. The question was notionally phrased in terms of supporting the West Bank's economy and is largely seen as a backhanded means of introducing the issue.[7] The Speaker did not allow her question to descend into a discussion of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Mid Derbyshire