Harriett Baldwin

MP of West Worcestershire and Chair of Treasury Committee

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MP for West Worcestershire since 2010
Chair of the Treasury Committee since 2022
Prior to entering politics, a Managing Director at JPMorgan

Harriett Baldwin was elected as the Member of Parliament for West Worcestershire in May 2010.

As a new MP she served on the Work and Pensions Select Committee, and then Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Employment. She represents the UK on the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

In 2014, Harriett was appointed to the role of Assistant Government Whip and then promoted to the role of Lord Commissioner to HM Treasury. In 2015, Harriett became Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister) and in 2016 moved to become Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of Defence responsible for the £178 billion Defence Procurement budget. Between 2018 and 2019 Harriett served as Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development.

Since 2019, Harriett has served on the backbenches as a Member of the Treasury Select Committee and was elected by MPs to the post of Chair of the Treasury Committee in 2022. She chaired the British Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union for three years until 2022.

Harriett read Modern Languages (French and Russian) at Oxford, receiving First Class Honours and obtained an MBA in International Finance from McGill University in Canada.

In March 2024, she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her public and parliamentary services.

Before politics Harriett enjoyed a successful 20 year career as a Managing Director at JPMorgan, specialising in currency markets for pension funds.

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