UK Politics

Meet the MP: Harriett Baldwin

There are hundreds of new MPs. But what did they do before entering the Commons? What makes them tick? Meet the MP:

Name: Harriett Baldwin

Party/Constituency: Conservative MP for West Worcestershire

Age: 50

Marital Status/Family: Married, two stepdaughters, a son

Educated: Oxford, MA French and Russian; McGill MBA

What did you do before you were an MP?

Pension fund manager specialising in currency management.

What were you like at school?

Boys never make passes at girls who wear glasses.

What attracted you to politics?

Gordon Brown was bankrupting Britain and I wanted to stop him.

What's the best/worst thing about being an MP?

Best - being in the debating chamber and hearing the speeches.

Worst - all the lobbyists.

Who is your hero?

My husband.

What's your favourite song/piece of music?

I will survive (the Gloria Gaynor version).

How would you describe your fashion sense?


What's your idea of a good night out?

A meal and a movie.

What can't you live without?

My contact lenses.

Tell us something we don't know about you?

I have a miniature dachshund called Poppy.

Contact details

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Tel: 020 7219 3000

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