Penny Mordaunt

Penny Mordaunt: 'The nation came together'
Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt says today's society can learn important lessons from D-Day.

Penny Mordaunt

Penny Mordaunt is the UK's first female defence secretary.
Penny Mordaunt has just been handed her dream job. This daughter of a former paratrooper has been appointed Britain’s new Defence Secretary following Gavin Williamson’s sacking. She’s the first woman ever to hold the role. A Brexiter, Royal Navy reservist, reality TV contestant and one-time magician’s assistant, some Conservatives apparently see Penny Mordaunt as a potential future leader.

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PMQs: May and Drax on Penny Mordaunt and armed forces
Former Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson was in the chamber as a fellow backbencher asked about his successor, Penny Mordaunt.

Portsmouth North MP to meet PM

Secretary of State for International Development and Portsmouth North MP, Penny Mordaunt, is due to meet the PM after the statement to the House of Commons, according to BBC South's political editor, Peter Henley.

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