Name: Harriett Baldwin
Born: 2 May 1960
Constituency: West Worcestershire
Harriett Baldwin was born on May 2, 1960, in Watford Hertfordshire. She studied at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford where she received a degree in French and Russian language. She went on to complete an MBA from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. In 1986, she began working at JPMorgan Chase in its London office as a managing director and head of currency management. She later became a pension fund manager at the bank before leaving in 2008.
She was selected to succeed Michael Spicer, who left office at the 2010 general election when she won the safe Conservative seat of West Worcestershire. She was a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee during the coalition government headed by Prime Minister David Cameron, then she served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Employment Mark Hoban at the Department of Work and Pensions in 2012.
In February 2014, she was appointed as an assistant government whip and promoted to the position of Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury. in July’s cabinet shuffle.
Following the 2015 election, She was appointed as the Treasury’s Economic Secretary (City Minister). In the 2016 membership referendum, she backed the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union.
She was given the post of Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Defence and Minister for Defense Procurement under Theresa May’s government reshuffle.
In January 2018, he was elevated to Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign Office and then took on the role of Minister of State for International Development. She voted in favor of Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal agreement. She was dismissed from her ministerial positions by the new prime minister and Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson in July 2019.
Since March 2020, Baldwin has served on the Treasury Select Committee and the Finance Committee.
In November 2020, she voted for the “second lockdown.”
Last Election Results:
Harriett Baldwin won 34,909 votes out of a possible 57,511. This represents a 60.7% share in his constituency and a 24,499 majority. There was a voter turnout of 75.5%.
Voting History Snapshot
Voted Aye to the Social Security (Uprating of Benefits) Bill: Second Reading
Voted Aye to the Election Bill: Instruction
Voted Aye to the Nationality and Borders Bill: Second Reading
Voted Aye to the Health and Care Bill: Second Reading
Voted Nay to the Armed Forces Bill: Report Stage: Amendment 1
Voted Nay to the Opposition day: Protecting Britain’s Steel Industry
Voted Aye to the Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts Bill: Third Reading
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