About Penny Mordaunt

She was a director of a national lottery distributor and created the Veterans Reunited programme, enabling servicemen and women to attend commemorative events and visit wartime battlefields. In 2004, she set up her own business which she sold before becoming Director of Diabetes UK, the largest patient organisation in Europe. She expanded its services into countries prone to diabetes while growing its income.

She has a long history as a volunteer firstly with the hospitals and orphanages of post-revolutionary Romania. Her interest in hospitals continued when she ran the League of Friends visitors at the Queen Alexandra Hospital. She remains a patron of Enable Ability, a Trustee of the Wymering Manor Trust, a Scouting Ambassador for Portsmouth and a Royal Navy reservist at King Alfred on Whale Island.

She lost Portsmouth North at her first attempt in 2005. She went on to win the seat in 2010, 2015, 2017 and 2019, each time with an increased majority. In 2014, Penny joined the government as a Minister in Local Government. In 2015 she was made the Minister for Armed Forces, the first woman to hold this position. In 2016, she was appointed as Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work. In November 2017, she was promoted again into her first cabinet position as Secretary of State for International Development and subsequently became Secretary of State for Defence, again the first woman to hold the post.

In 2020, Penny returned to government and was appointed to the role of Her Majesty’s Paymaster General. In September 2021, Penny was appointed Minister for International Trade Policy.


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