Delphine Batho (born in Paris on 23 March 1973) is a French Socialist Party politician. She was France's minister of ecology, sustainable development, and energy between June 21, 2012 and 2nd July, 2013. She had to leave the government because she openly critized the government and the budget restrictions for her own ministry. She was previously named ministre délégué at the French Ministry of Justice. She was elected to the National Assembly of France from the 2nd constituency of Deux-Sèvres on behalf of the Socialist, Radical, Citizen, and Miscellaneous Left grouping. It had been rumoured that the relationship between Delphine Batho and Christiane Taubira, her Senior Minister for Justice, was tense, leading to her removal from the Ministry of Justice.