Paul Edward Winston White, Baron Hanningfield DL (born 16 September 1940) is a British Conservative Party politician and currently the Opposition Spokesperson for Communities and Local Government and for Transport.
Lord Hanningfield is the Leader of Essex County Council, to which he was first elected in 1970. White was a member of the Association of County Councils from 1981 to 1997 and its leader from 1995 to 1997. He was chair of the Council of Local Education Authorities (CLEA) between 1990 and 1992, and of the Eastern Region Further Education Funding Council between 1992 and 1997. From 1997 to 2001, he was deputy chair and Conservative Group Leader of the Local Government Association. Since 2001, he is chair and co-founder of Localis Think Tank. White is further a member of the Court of Essex University and a Deputy Lieutenant. On 31 July 1998, he was made a life peer as Baron Hanningfield, of Chelmsford in the County of Essex.