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Harriett Mary Morison Baldwin (née Eggleston; born 2 May 1960) is a British Conservative politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for West Worcestershire since 2010 and joint Minister of State at the Foreign Office and Department for International Development since January 2018. Prior to her parliamentary career, she worked for an investment bank after attending Marlborough College and the University of Oxford.
Early life and career
She was born Harriett Mary Morison Eggleston 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. She earned an MBA from McGill University in Montreal.
Baldwin 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 and served as vice-chair of Social Investment Business between 2008 and 2012.
Following the retirement of Michael Spicer at the 2010 general election, she was elected to the safe Conservative seat of West Worcestershire. During the coalition government headed by David Cameron, she was a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee until she was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Employment at the Department of Work and Pensions in 2012.
Baldwin 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 in the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Baldwin 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.
In July 2016, Baldwin was appointed as the Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Ministry of Defence as part of the Government reshuffle by new Prime Minister Theresa May.
In January 2018, Baldwin was promoted to Minister of State at the Foreign Office.
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- Harriett Baldwin MP official website
- Harriett Baldwin MP Conservative Party profile
- West Worcestershire Conservatives
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 2010–present
- Contributions in Parliament during 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 at Hansard Archives
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
- Profile at Westminster Parliamentary Record
- 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
- Appearances on C-SPAN
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for West Worcestershire