Harriett was elected as the Member of Parliament for West Worcestershire in May 2010, where she has lived since 2006, with a majority of 6,946.
Harriett was born in Hertfordshire and spent her early childhood in Cyprus.
Harriett grew up in the village of Felsted in Essex. Harriett read Modern Languages (French and Russian) at Oxford, receiving First Class Honours and obtained an MBA from McGill University in Canada.
Harriett is married to Jim Baldwin, a businessman and television producer. Between them, they have two daughters and a son, the youngest of whom was born in 1995.
Harriett has had a 20 year career in finance, specialising in currency markets for pension funds. She was on the National Council of Business for Sterling. She fought Stockton North for the Conservatives in 2005, gaining a 3.6% swing.
Harriett is involved in a range of charities such as Opportunity International which is active in micro-finance in poor countries and CAMFED which helps educate African girls at secondary level. She is Vice Chair of the Board of the Social Investment Business and Chairs the Investment Committee.
She has been a Home-Start volunteer, is a Friend of Community Action, the Nora Parsons Day Centre, the League of Friends of Malvern, Tenbury and Pershore hospitals, a member of local Civic Societies and FOAG, to name a few. She is also Vice Chair of the Governors at Hallow Church of England Primary School.
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