|Member of Parliament
for West Worcestershire
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Michael Spicer|
|Born||Harriett Mary Morison Eggleston
2 May 1960
Watford, Hertfordshire, England
Born as Harriett Mary Morison Eggleston in Watford, Hertfordshire, the daughter of a teacher. Her early childhood was spent in Cyprus and grew up in the village of Felsted in Essex. She was educated at the Friends School Saffron Walden, Marlborough College in Wiltshire, and read Modern Languages (French and Russian) at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She possesses an MBA from McGill University in Montreal.
She joined the investment bank JP Morgan Chase in 1986, becoming managing director and Head of Currency Management at their London office in 1998. She left the bank in 2008, after over twenty years with the bank. She has been the vice chair of Social Investment Business since 2008.
Following the retirement of Michael Spicer at the 2010 general election, she was selected to contest the safe Conservative seat of Worcestershire West. She was a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee until she was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Mark Hoban MP who is Minister for Employment in the Department of Work and Pensions.
On 18 November 2011, Baldwin called for unemployed families to receive tax credits for no more than four children, claiming that incentives for young girls leaving education to find work are not strong enough and that they could be attracted to having children by the level of benefits currently on offer.
- Who's Who
- "Meet the MP: Harriett Baldwin", BBC News, 5 July 2010
- Harriett Baldwin MP
- Where are the original A-Listers now? The 18 who have been selected for Conservative seats, ConservativeHome
- Free Enterprise Group
- Cap child credit after four children,says MP BBC News,18 November 2011.
- "Harriett Baldwin", politics.co.uk,
- Harriett Baldwin MP official website
- Harriett Baldwin MP Conservative Party profile
- West Worcestershire Conservatives
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Current session contributions in Parliament at Hansard
- Electoral history and profile at The Guardian
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
- Profile at BBC News Democracy Live
- Worcester West Profile at ukPollingReport
- They walked the walk in finance, now they’re running for Parliament, Laura Dixon, Peter Stiff and Toby Miller, The Times, 12 January 2010
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir Michael Spicer
|Member of Parliament for West Worcestershire