Penny Mordaunt

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Penny Mordaunt

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Secretary of State for Defence
In office
1 May 2019 – July 24, 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byGavin Williamson
Succeeded byBen Wallace
Minister for Women and Equalities
In office
30 April 2018 – 24 July 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byAmber Rudd
Succeeded byAmber Rudd
Secretary of State for International Development
In office
9 November 2017 – 1 May 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
DeputyRory Stewart
Harriet Baldwin
Preceded byPriti Patel
Succeeded byRory Stewart
Minister of State for Disabled People
In office
15 July 2016 – 9 November 2017
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Sec. of StateDamian Green
David Gauke
Preceded byJustin Tomlinson
Succeeded bySarah Newton
Minister of State for the Armed Forces
In office
11 May 2015 – 15 July 2016
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Sec. of StateMichael Fallon
Preceded byMark Francois
Succeeded byMike Penning
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
In office
14 July 2014 – 11 May 2015
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Sec. of StateEric Pickles
Preceded byNick Boles
Succeeded byJames Wharton
Member of Parliament
for Portsmouth North
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded bySarah McCarthy-Fry
Majority9,965 (21.1%)
Personal details
Born
Penelope Mary Mordaunt

(1973-03-04) 4 March 1973 (age 46)
Torquay, Devon, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
Paul Murray
(m. 1999; div. 2000)
Alma materUniversity of Reading
Websitewww.pennymordaunt.com
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch/service Royal Navy Reserve
Years of service2013–present
RankGeneric-Navy-O1.svg Acting Sub Lieutenant
Mordaunt in 2014

Penelope Mary Mordaunt (/ˈmɔːrdənt/;[1] born 4 March 1973)[2] is a British Conservative politician. She was the Secretary of State for Defence in 2019, and has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Portsmouth North since 2010.

Mordaunt was Secretary of State for International Development from 2017 to 2019.

In May 2019, Mordaunt was appointed Defence Secretary after Gavin Williamson was fired.[3] She is the first woman to hold this post.

References[change | change source]

  1. Mordaunt, Penny (2009). Penny welcome video blog. YouTube. Event occurs at 0:05. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  2. Profile, ukwhoswho.com; accessed 8 May 2015.
  3. Proctor, Charlie (1 May 2019). "The Queen appoints Penny Mordaunt as the first ever female Defence Secretary". royalcentral.co.uk.