Pauline Latham

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Pauline Latham

Official portrait of Mrs Pauline Latham crop 2.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Mid Derbyshire
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded byConstituency created
Majority12,744 (26.8%)
Personal details
Born (1948-02-04) 4 February 1948 (age 71)[1]
Lincolnshire, England
Political partyConservatives
Spouse(s)Derek Latham
WebsiteOfficial Website

Pauline Elizabeth Latham, OBE (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.

Life and career[edit]

Latham was educated at Bramcote Hills Technical Grammar School in Nottinghamshire.[2]

She was a Conservative member of Derbyshire County Council from 1987 to 1993, and was 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 also been a governor of Ecclesbourne School.[2] She was a candidate for Broxtowe at the 2001 general election, and stood as a European candidate in 1999 and 2004 for the East Midlands.[4]

Latham's name was added to the A-List of high priority Conservative candidates created by David Cameron,[5] and she was selected as the candidate for Mid Derbyshire, a new constituency created as a result of changes proposed by the Boundary Commission for England.[6] She was elected to Parliament at the 2010 general election, with 48.3% of the votes and a majority of 11,292.[7]

Latham voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum.[8]

In Parliament, she has served on the select committee for International Development.[9]


  1. ^ "Pauline Latham MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Pauline Latham". Debretts. Archived from the original on 5 July 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Profile: Pauline Latham". Telegraph Website.
  4. ^ "Profile: Pauline Latham". Archived from the original on 25 April 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Where are the original A-Listers now? The 18 who have been selected for Conservative seats". Conservative Home.
  6. ^ "Election 2010: Mid Derbyshire". Belper News. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  7. ^ "Election 2010 | Derbyshire Mid". BBC News. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Statement on EU Referendum Result". Pauline Latham. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Pauline Latham". Parliament UK. Retrieved 1 April 2015.

External links[edit]

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