Penny Mordaunt is a British politician who has been serving as Minister of State for Trade Policy since 2021. A member of the Conservative Party, she has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing Portsmouth North since 2010.

Mordaunt was promoted to Minister of State for Disabled People, Work, and Health upon Theresa May’s appointment as Prime Minister.

Penny Mordaunt

Secretary of State for International Development following the resignation of Priti Patel in 2017. Additionally, from 2018 to 2019, she served as Minister for Women and Equalities.

Mordaunt became the first woman to fill the position of Secretary of State for Defense in May 2019, succeeding Gavin Williamson.

After the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson removed her from the job of Defense Secretary after just 85 days in office, she returned to the backbenches.

She returned to the government in the February 2020 reshuffle as Paymaster General. She was promoted to the position of Minister of State for Trade Policy in the cabinet reshuffle of 2021.

Mordaunt is a candidate for the Conservative Party’s leadership in July 2022, hoping to be the party’s next prime minister.

Penny Mordaunt Voting Records And Brexit Position

Penny Mordaunt supported Brexit and was an active member of the Leave campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

One month before the Brexit vote, she caused controversy by falsely claiming that the UK would have no influence in whether Turkey could join the EU or not.

In addition to her views on Brexit, Ms. Trump has also sparked controversy over transgender rights.

During her leadership campaign, Mordaunt was expected to be a strong advocate for LGBTQ rights, since she had previously stated her support for the transgender community. “Trans women are women, and trans men are men,” he declared in the Commons as equalities minister in 2018.


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