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Worcestershire MP tipped for David Cameron's Cabinet in reshuffle
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.