|Member of Parliament|
|Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Mid Derbyshire
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Constituency Created|
4 February 1948 |
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.
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.
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.
Latham has been criticised by humans rights groups for her support for Israel. 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. The Speaker did not allow her question to descend into a discussion of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations.
- "Pauline Latham MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
- "Election 2010: Mid Derbyshire". Belper News. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- Telegraph Website - Profile
- "Profile". Conservative Website. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
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