Politicians in Your Area

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce has strong links with the two counties’ MPs. The Chamber regularly engages with key policy makers in all levels of government to ensure that businesses’ concerns and priorities are voiced to government. 

MPs (alphabetical by constituency)

Sajid Javid- Conservative (Bromsgrove)

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP was appointed Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on 26 June 2021. He was previously Chancellor of the Exchequer from July 2019 to February 2020. From April 2018 to July 2019, he was Home Secretary and from January 2018 to April 2018 he was Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Sajid served as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from May 2015 until July 2016. He was Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport from April 2014 to May 2015 and previously he was both the Economic and Financial Secretary to the Treasury. He was a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee from June to November 2010. He was elected Conservative MP for Bromsgrove in 2010.

Jesse Norman- Conservative (Hereford & Herefordshire South)

Jesse Norman MP was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Transport and Parliamentary under Secretary of State at the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Educated at Oxford University, he has a PhD from University College London and has authored several books about prominent political philosophers.

Bill Wiggin- Conservative (Herefordshire North)

Bill Wiggin  has been MP for North Herefordshire since 2010. From 2010 to 2012 Bill served as a Minister in the Government Whip’s Office. His previous roles include Shadow Minister for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Shadow Secretary of State for Wales. Prior to entering politics, he worked in foreign exchange for Commerzbank. Chamber Member Special Metals Wiggin was founded by Bill’s great grandfather.

Rachel Maclean- Conservative (Redditch)

Rachel Maclean MP was appointed as MP in June 2017 and was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) in September 2021. Before going into politics Rachel founded a Birmingham based publishing company with her husband, specializing in IT and software content. Recently she also was co-founder of a HR software business.

Robin Walker- Conservative (Worcester)

Robin is currently serving as Minister of State (Education) and was appointed in this role in September 2021. Previously, Robin was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Brexit Department and the Private Parliamentary Secretary to Education Secretary. He was first elected as Conservative MP for Worcester in May 2010, following in the footsteps of his father, who served as the City’s MP for over 30 years. Born and bred in Worcestershire, Robin has a background in business, progressing from executive to partner at international financial services organisation Finsbury Group.

Nigel Huddleston – Conservative (Worcestershire Mid)

First elected in May 2015 as the MP for Mid-Worcestershire, Nigel previously worked at Google as the Industry Head of Travel and as a management consultant for Andersen and Deloitte, working in Los Angles for the entertainment and travel and tourism industry.  He studied Politics and Economics at Oxford University before going on to complete an MBA at UCLA.

Harriett Baldwin- Conservative (Worcestershire West)

Harriett Baldwin was previously appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of Defence responsible for Defence Procurement in July 2016. She was also Economic Secretary to the Treasury.  Harriett Baldwin entered government as an Assistant Whip in the House of Commons in February 2014. Previously, she had been appointed to become the Prime Minster’s Trade Envoy to Russia. Before going into politics, Harriett worked for JP Morgan Chase from 1986-2008, becoming Managing Director and Head of Currency Management.

Mark Garnier- Conservative (Wyre Forest)

Mark has been the MP for Wyre Forest since 2010 and was previously appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade. Mark’s background is in investment banking and, more recently, he worked as a business consultant helping SMEs with strategic planning. He is also a governor of Kidderminster College.