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 by Constituency created
Majority 12,744 (26.8%)
Personal details
Born (1948-02-04) 4 February 1948 (age 69)[1]
Lincolnshire, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservatives
Spouse(s) Derek Latham
Website Official 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, a new constituency created as a result of changes made by the Boundary Commission for England.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Latham was educated at Bramcote Hills Technical Grammar School in Nottinghamshire.[3]

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.[4] She has also been a governor of Ecclesbourne School.[3] 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.[5]

Latham was a member of the A-List[6] before being selected as the candidate for Mid Derbyshire. She was elected to Parliament at the 2010 general election, with 48.3% of the vote and a majority of 11,292.[7]

In Parliament, she has served on the select committee for International Development.[8]


  1. ^ "Pauline Latham MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Election 2010: Mid Derbyshire". Belper News. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Pauline Latham". Debretts. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Telegraph Website - Profile
  5. ^ "Profile". Conservative Website. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
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  7. ^ "Election 2010 | Derbyshire Mid". BBC. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Pauline Latham". Parliament UK. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

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