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. Defence Minister opens £3M Cyber Security Centre in Gloucester

    • Press release
  2. Service marks 100 years of women’s contribution to UK Armed Forces

    • News story
  3. Defence research and exports support UK jobs

    • News story
  4. Introducing the Open Call for Innovation

    • News story
  5. £260M job-sustaining contract for advanced identification system

    • News story
  6. Defence Minister Focuses on Scottish business, skills, and innovation

    • News story
  7. Scottish shipyards begin building Royal Navy's latest patrol ship

    • News story
  8. Autonomy on the front line: supplying Armed Forces on the battlefield

    • News story
  9. Defence Minister unveils new £83 million state-of-the-art logistics site

    • News story
  10. Royal Fleet Auxiliary's new tanker arrives in UK for customisation work sustaining 300 jobs

    • News story