Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Procurement

Harriett Baldwin MP

Biography

Harriett Baldwin was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence on 17 July 2016. She was elected as the MP for West Worcestershire in May 2010, where she has lived since 2006.

Political career

Harriett was appointed to become the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Russia before joining the government in February 2014 as Assistant Government Whip. She was promoted to Lord Commissioner in July 2014 and served in that post until May 2015. Harriett served as Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister) from May 2015 until July 2016.

Career outside politics

Harriett has enjoyed a successful 20 year career in finance, specialising in currency markets for pension funds. She was also on the National Council of Business for Sterling.

Personal life.

Harriett is married to Jim Baldwin, a businessman and television producer. Together they have two daughters and a son.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Procurement

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State is responsible for the Equipment Plan, defence industry and exports, science and technology including:

  • Equipment Plan delivery
  • the nuclear enterprise
  • DE&S reform
  • defence exports
  • innovation
  • science and technology including Dstl
  • information computer technology
  • the Gulf and Asia Pacific
  • the Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO)
  • Scotland and Wales

Previous roles in government

  1. Economic Secretary to the Treasury (City Minister)

    • 2015 to 2016
  2. Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury

    • 2014 to 2015
  3. Assistant Whip

    • 2014 to 2014

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  1. Ministers announce Ajax delivery milestone in Wales

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  2. Autonomy on the front line: Defence Minister announces world-leading UK innovation at DSEI

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  3. MOD and Royal College of Art collaborate on cutting-edge new uniform

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  4. Britain's second aircraft carrier named in Rosyth

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  5. From Lancashire to Texas: 10% production milestone achieved for F-35 Lightning II fighter jets

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  6. New £48m contract for workboat fleet will support UK carriers and UK jobs, Defence Minister announces

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  7. Defence Minister announces £3M to be saved as part of a new deal to supply the Royal Navy

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  8. Shoes to seamines - 20,000 items recovered preparing for carriers’ new home

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  9. Defence Minister announces helicopter work will stay in the UK

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  10. World Class Innovators at the MOD

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