Pauline Latham discusses forthcoming elections on ITV’s Central Lobby Political Show

Pauline Latham OBE, MP for Mid Derbyshire, was today interviewed by ITV’s Alison Mackenzie for their political programme Central Lobby – discussing the major political events of the day. She appeared alongside Labour’s Jack Dromey, UKIP’s Margot Parker, and the Liberal Democrat’s Lee Dargue to discuss the forthcoming mayoral election for the Midlands as well as the general election set for the 8th June.

Commenting on the event, Pauline said: “I was pleased to appear on ITV’s show, and have the opportunity to put forward my reasons as to why I believe the country will be immeasurably stronger if the UK public vote for a Conservative Government on June the 8th instead of a disastrous coalition led by Jeremy Corbyn. He has demonstrated no leadership capacity whilst head of Labour; indeed, most of his own party don’t even want him as their leader!”

“Every vote for the Conservatives is a vote for a stronger negotiating position with the EU. Personally, I look forward to reconfirming my commitment to Mid Derbyshire during the campaign: a constituency I have been extremely proud to serve over the last seven years”.

“Regarding the mayoral elections – whose importance should not be dismissed by the news about the general election – I am wholeheartedly supporting Andy Street’s candidacy. He is an exceptionally strong candidate who loves the area and whose proven track record of excellent business leadership as Managing Director of John Lewis as well as Chairman of Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership demonstrate that he would thrive as the Mayor of West Midlands”.