Minister of State for Trade Policy Penelope Mary Mordaunt FRSA From 2010 to 2019, she served as a member of Theresa May’s Cabinet as a minister for Portsmouth North.
When Mordaunt became Secretary of State for Defense, she was the first woman to occupy that position. She is a candidate for the position of Conservative Party leader.
Mordaunt was born on March 4th, 1973 in Torquay, Devon. Her mother was a teacher, and her father had served in the military as a paratrooper.
She went to the Victoryland Theatre School for her acting training, and she supported herself by working in a Johnson & Johnson factory throughout her time there.
Mordaunt has stated that her experiences working in hospitals and orphanages in Romania during the revolution in 1989 sparked her interest in politics.
Mordaunt received her education at the University of Reading, where she was also involved in the political life of the student body.
Between the years 1997 and 1999, she held the position of communications expert with the Freight Transport Association, which is now known as Logistics UK.
She held the position of Head of Foreign Press for the presidential campaign of George W. Bush in 2000 for a short period of time.
Between the years 2003 and 2005, Mordaunt was employed by the Big Lottery Fund. She was appointed to her position as one of Diabetes UK’s six directors in 2006.
Who is Penny Mordaunt’s dad, John Mordaunt?
John Mordaunt, Penny Mordaunt’s father, had a career in the military as a paratrooper. Following the rumours, he tied the knot with Jennifer Mordaunt.
After completing his service in the Parachute Regiment, he went on to pursue a career in education and eventually became a youth worker for Hampshire Council.