Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister of State at the Department for International Development
Harriett successfully campaigned for a new Malvern Community Hospital and a new radiotherapy facility at Worcester. She has opened six new flood defence schemes locally and continues to campaign for Tenbury Wells flood protection. She campaigns for better broadband, rail links and a local approach to housing. Harriett supports many local charities, such as Home-Start, Community Action, the Nora Parsons Day Centre, the League of Friends of Malvern, Tenbury and Pershore hospitals. She and Jim live in the Teme Valley.
Harriett was elected as the Member of Parliament for West Worcestershire in May 2010. She served on the Work and Pensions Select Committee until 2012 when she was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Employment. Harriett represented the UK on the NATO Parliamentary Assembly from 2010-2014.
In February 2014, Harriett joined the Government as an Assistant Whip and following the 2015 General Election she was appointed Economic Secretary to the Treasury. Following Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister in July 2016, Harriett was appointed Minister for Defence Procurement at the Ministry of Defence.
In January 2018 Harriett was appointed as Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Minister of State at the Department for International Development.