Harriett Baldwin

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Harriett Baldwin

Harriett Baldwin has been the UK Conservative Party minister for defence procurement since July 2016, and was previously economic secretary.

Baldwin was elected MP for West Worcestershire in 2010.[1] In 2015 she was re-elected with a majority of 22,578. [2]

Political roles

In September 2012 Baldwin was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Mark Hoban MP, who was employment minister in the Department for Work and Pensions. [3]

Baldwin also represents the UK on the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, is vice chair of the All-party Parliamentary group for Russia and vice chair of the All-party Parliamentary group for Occupational Pensions.

Following the general election in May 2015, Baldwin was appointed economic secretary to the HM Treasury (city minister). [4]

Arms trade hospitality


As part of her defence role, Baldwin had dinner with science and engineering employees of BAE Systems on 5 April 2017 and lunch at the invitation of Thales at the Paris Air Show on 19 June 2017. Employees of both firms were present on both occasions. [5]


Baldwin is a former banker and fund manager. She joined 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 was until 2010 vice chair of Social Investment Business, an organisation which helps charities and social enterprise win public sector contracts.

Baldwin is Chairman (Ongoing) of Futurebuilders England Investment Committee and Vice-Chairman (ongoing) Futurebuilders England.


Gifts, benefits and hospitality declared as an MP

Name of donor: AMEC
Address of donor : c/o Tetra Strategy, 76-78 Old Street, London EC1V 9RU
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality at Twickenham for three people; total estimated value £900
Date of receipt of donation: 6 August 2011
Date of acceptance of donation: 6 August 2011
Donor status: company, registration number 1675285 (Registered 2 September 2011)
Name of donor: Mrs Hayley de Putron
Address of donor: GR Software and Research Ltd, 19-30 Alfred Place, London WC1
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for the Black and White Ball, with a total value of £800
Date of receipt of donation: 6 February 2012
Date of acceptance of donation: 6 February 2012
Donor status: individual (Registered 8 March 2012) [7]

Contact details


  • Address: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
  • Telephone: 020 7219 3000
  • Fax: 020 7219 5151
  • Email: harriett.baldwin.mp@parliament.uk


  • Address: Malvern Hills Science Park, Geraldine Road, Malvern, WR14 3SZ
  • Telephone : 01684 585165

Web & Social media


  1. Harriett Baldwin, www.parliament.uk, accessed 8 September 2013.
  2. Harriett Baldwin Express, accessed 13 May 2015
  3. About Harriett: Harriett in Parliament, MP website, undated, accessed 9 October 2013
  4. Harriet Baldwin given City Minister position ITV News, 11 May 2015, accessed 13 May 2015
  5. Ministry of Defence: Official Hospitality:Written question - 112330. Q Asked by Jon Trickett(Hemsworth)Asked on: 10 November 2017, accessed December 2017
  6. Register Of Interests Of Members' Secretaries And Research Assistants 23 March 2016, parliament.uk, accessed 19 April 2016
  7. Register of MP's Interests 2011