Harriett Baldwin

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Harriett Baldwin
Harriett Baldwin 2.jpg
Economic Secretary to the Treasury
Assumed office
11 May 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Andrea Leadsom
Member of Parliament
for West Worcestershire
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Michael Spicer
Majority 22,578 (41.7%)
Personal details
Born Harriett Mary Morison Eggleston
(1960-05-02) 2 May 1960 (age 55)
Watford, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Website www.harriettbaldwin.com

Harriett Mary Morison Baldwin (née Eggleston; born 2 May 1960)[1] is a British Conservative Party politician. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for West Worcestershire since 2010.

Early life[edit]

Born as Harriett Mary Morison Eggleston[1] in Watford, Hertfordshire, the daughter of a teacher. Her childhood was spent in Cyprus and 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.[2] She earned an MBA from McGill University in Montreal.[2]

Early career[edit]

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 more than two decades with the bank. She served as vice chair of Social Investment Business between 2008 and 2012.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

She previously contested the Stockton North constituency in 2005.[3]

Following the retirement of Michael Spicer at the 2010 general election, she was selected to contest the Conservative seat of West Worcestershire. She was a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee until she was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Employment in the Department of Work and Pensions in 2012.[4]

She has served both as vice-chair on the All Party Parliamentary Group for Occupational Pensions and vice-chair and chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Russia, leaving both APPGs in 2014. She has also represented the UK on the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Harriett was appointed to become the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Russia before joining the Government in February 2014 as Assistant Government Whip. In the Government reshuffle of July 2014, she was promoted to the role of Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury.

Under the 2015 re-election of David Cameron's Conservative Government, she was promoted to Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister).[5]

Personal life[edit]

She has a son named Jonathan and two step-daughters[2] with husband Jim Baldwin.[6]


  1. ^ a b Profile, ukwhoswho.com; accessed 16 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Meet the MP: Harriett Baldwin", BBC News, 5 July 2010
  3. ^ Harriett Baldwin MP
  4. ^ http://www.harriettbaldwin.com/about
  5. ^ ITV.com/news http://www.itv.com/news/update/2015-05-11/harriet-baldwin-given-city-minister-position/. Retrieved 11 May 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Harriett Baldwin", politics.co.uk,

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Michael Spicer
Member of Parliament for West Worcestershire