Michael Latham

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Michael Anthony Latham (born 20 November 1942, Southport, Lancashire) was Conservative MP for Melton from February 1974 to 1983 General Election, and for Rutland and Melton from 1983 until he stood down at the 1992 General Election.[1]

In 1994, he wrote the influential joint government and industry report 'Constructing the Team' (known as the Latham Report). In it he advocated partnerships within the fragmented construction industry.[1]

Before being elected to parliament, Latham had a career in local government and construction industry trade bodies. After standing down from parliament he has held numerous positions in the construction industry including Chairman of the Construction Industry Training Board (2002–10), Chairman of ConstructionSkills (2003–10). Chairman, then Deputy Chairman of Willmott Dixon Limited (1999–2002, 2002–09), Chairman of the Collaborative Working Centre Limited (since 2003) and Deputy Chairman of BIW Technologies (2000–05).[1]

Latham was active in Pro-Israel activities including a long association with the Anglo-Israel Association from the 1980s, that continues to this day where he is currently an Honarary Vice-President.[2]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Latham, Sir Michael (Anthony) Who's Who A & C Black/Oxford University Press.
  2. Anglo_Israel Assocation Who we are, Accessed 18 August 2014.
  3. Debrett's People of today Michael Anthony Latham. Accessed 18 August 2014.