|Member of Parliament
for Belfast West
26 May 1955 – 14 October 1964
|Prime Minister||Anthony Eden|
|Preceded by||Jack Beattie|
|Succeeded by||James Kilfedder|
|Born||Florence Patricia Alice Aldwell
23 June 1916
|Died||7 February 1997(aged 80)|
|Political party||Ulster Unionist|
Florence Patricia Alice McLaughlin OBE (née Aldwell; 23 June 1916 – 7 January 1997) was a unionist politician in Northern Ireland and one of the earliest female Members of Parliament from the region.
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
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Belfast West