Worcestershire MP tipped for David Cameron's Cabinet in reshuffle

Malvern Gazette: West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin

ONE of Worcestershire's MPs is being tipped for a job in David Cameron's Cabinet, it has emerged.

The Prime Minister is planning a reshuffle of his top table and West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin is believed to be among the names lined up for it.

Mrs Baldwin, first elected in 2010 after Sir Michael Spicer retired, was only elected to the whips' office in February and is slowly making a name for herself as a reliable operator.

The Conservative was also picked out by Mr Cameron to be his trade envoy to Russia at the start of the year.

The premier is believed to be focusing his reshuffle on promoting more women to his Cabinet in response to criticism it is male dominated.

The 22-strong top table only contains three females, Theresa May, Justine Greening and Theresa Villiers, although Baroness Warsi also attends Cabinet meetings as a senior minister for foreign affairs.

In recent weeks three national newspapers have tipped Mrs Baldwin to join the Cabinet as part of the reshuffle, which is expected next week.

West Worcestershire's Conservative Association has leapt to her backing by describing her as a "great operator".

Chairman Harry Tanner said: "I remember reading something about her being potentially promoted in a newspaper a while ago and she said to me 'don't believe it, stuff like that is a poisoned chalice'.

"You can't jump to conclusions but she's a very talented person and has got great qualities.

"She's a really hard working MP, spends a lot of time in her constituency and is a great operator, so it's not surprising she is being tipped.

"She's clearly very talented. To me it doesn't matter if they are a man or a woman, you're either good at what you do or you're not."

Mrs Baldwin is one of three women MPs tipped for the top table, as well as women's minister Nicky Morgan and Andrea Leadsom, the current economic secretary to the Treasury.

She said: "You shouldn't ever believe reshuffle speculation, even if it's in the Worcester News."

The reshuffle is certain to be Mr Cameron's final roll of the dice before next year's general election.

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11:25am Sat 12 Jul 14

Jabbadad says...

Harriett is yet another "YES ONLY" politicianwho never opposes their govrnment, well in earshot of Westminster anyway. However our Three local MPs have an excellent voting record for the current government, just as Mike Foster did as the City Labour MP when Labour were the Government. You just have two hats , one for those who elect you, and then the working Hat when up at Westminster, never to oppose the Party system there. It's called Politics.
Harriett is yet another "YES ONLY" politicianwho never opposes their govrnment, well in earshot of Westminster anyway. However our Three local MPs have an excellent voting record for the current government, just as Mike Foster did as the City Labour MP when Labour were the Government. You just have two hats , one for those who elect you, and then the working Hat when up at Westminster, never to oppose the Party system there. It's called Politics. Jabbadad
  • Score: 6

5:31pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Zanzzibar says...

Women in the cabinet? There must be an election on the horizon.
Women in the cabinet? There must be an election on the horizon. Zanzzibar
  • Score: 6

7:51pm Sat 12 Jul 14

KEEPINLANE says...

As long as Iain Duncan Smith is given the boot.
As long as Iain Duncan Smith is given the boot. KEEPINLANE
  • Score: 8

8:40pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Hugh Wattmate says...

Kind of wrong men who worked there **** off and got highly qualified will loose out on a job to someone less qualified and suited just because of there sex :/.

It's getting silly now employee the right people for the job not on sex but experience.

Oh and as above boot IDS out, but for the love of everything don't give him another job especially not in defense.
Kind of wrong men who worked there **** off and got highly qualified will loose out on a job to someone less qualified and suited just because of there sex :/. It's getting silly now employee the right people for the job not on sex but experience. Oh and as above boot IDS out, but for the love of everything don't give him another job especially not in defense. Hugh Wattmate
  • Score: 2

10:58pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Norman Hepple says...

Once again another Katz Tom article from last Sunday's papers. A stupid article no one wud gave rereported
I buy a local paper for local news tom
Once again another Katz Tom article from last Sunday's papers. A stupid article no one wud gave rereported I buy a local paper for local news tom Norman Hepple
  • Score: 2

9:21am Sun 13 Jul 14

Pomygranit says...

Cameron must be desperate
Cameron must be desperate Pomygranit
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