Who is Penny Mordaunt’s Partner? Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Disability, Net Worth
Penny Mordaunt is a British politician who has been Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council since September 2022.
In that role (Lord President of the Council), she played a leading part in the ceremonies of the accession and Coronation of Charles III and Camilla. As a politician and a member of the Conservative Party, she has been a Member of Parliament (MP) for Portsmouth North since May 2010.
Penny Mordaunt Biography
Penelope Mary Mordaunt (born 4 March 1973) is a British politician who has been Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council since September 2022.
Penny Mordaunt Early Life and Education
Penny Mordaunt, who was born on March 4, 1973, in Torquay, Devon, grew raised in a household with strong military ties. She grew up with a strong sense of patriotism and a commitment to duty because to the fact that her father was a former paratrooper. Mordaunt started her academic career at Oaklands Roman Catholic Comprehensive School, and after that, she went to the University of Reading, where she majored in Philosophy and graduated.
Penny Mordaunt Career
Mordaunt decided to pursue a military career in memory of her father. She enlisted in the British Royal Navy Reserves and worked as a communications officer on the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. Her time in the military helped her develop her leadership abilities as well as her devotion to public service and the welfare of service personnel.
In 2006, Mordaunt made her political debut when she was chosen to represent the Conservative Party as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Portsmouth North. She quickly rose to prominence in parliament and had a reputation for fiercely defending numerous causes. Using her military experience to effect change, she supported causes pertaining to defense, military personnel, and veterans' issues.
When Mordaunt featured in the reality television program “Splash!” in 2014 as an MP, she attracted a lot of media attention. She used the platform to generate money for charity despite some criticism for doing so, demonstrating her willingness to think outside the box in order to promote causes that are important to her.
Mordaunt's political abilities kept growing, and he was appointed to many cabinet positions. She worked relentlessly to enhance the benefits and assistance offered to military personnel while serving as the Minister of State for the Armed Forces. She became well known for focusing on housing, welfare, and mental health projects inside the military forces.
Penny Mordaunt was appointed Secretary of State for International Development in 2017, giving her the opportunity to support international initiatives to fight poverty and advance sustainable development. Throughout her time in office, she highlighted the value of effective aid, openness, and equipping local communities to achieve change.
Mordaunt was appointed as Leader of the House of Commons when Truss became Prime Minister. Following Truss's resignation on 20 October 2022, Mordaunt made a second bid to become Conservative leader and Prime Minister. She pulled out of the election after being unable to gain the necessary endorsement of 100 MPs, allowing Sunak to become Conservative leader and Prime Minister unopposed. Sunak later retained Mordaunt in his cabinet, continuing as leader of the House of Commons.
In May 2023, Penny Mordaunt hit major headlines when she became the first woman to have ever presented the Jewelled Sword of Offering to a British Monarch.
The Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt, who is also the Lord President of the Council presented the sword to King Charles III during his coronation at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6, 2023. The sword was briefly clipped to the King's coronation sword belt and then after a proclamation by the archbishop.
The King then stepped forward and offered up the sword. It was then placed on the altar and redeemed with “redemption money” by Ms Mordaunt. At the start of the Coronation, Mordaunt had carried the 17th-century Sword of State in the procession through Westminster Abbey and she held it until it was exchanged for the Jewelled Sword of Offering.
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Was Penny Mordaunt a Navy veteran? From 2010 until 2019, Mordaunt served in the Royal Naval Reserve. She worked as an Acting Sub-Lieutenant at the shore facility HMS King Alfred on Whale Island in Portsmouth from 2010 to 2015.
Penny Mordaunt Husband
Mordaunt has been a member of the British Astronomical Association, and as of 2013 was chair of the Wymering Manor Trust in Portsmouth. She ran the League of Friends visiting team at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth for eight years. She is a patron of the Victoria Cross Trust, and Enable Ability, a disability charity based in Portsmouth, in addition to being a Scouting ambassador in Portsmouth.
Mordaunt met Paul Murray when they were both students at the University of Reading and married him in 1999, but this ended in divorce the following year. She was by 2015 in a long-term relationship with businessman Ian Lyon, a part-time classical singer. She has lived in Portsmouth all her life. Mordaunt's hobbies include astronomy, painting, dance and music. She owns four Burmese cats. Following the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine she took a Ukrainian refugee into her home.
In July 2022, Hampshire Police said they were investigating death threats sent to Mordaunt. She strengthened her security after a letter was sent to her constituency office threatening to “shoot her in the head” and “kill her family” if she did not quit as an MP.
Penny Mordaunt Net Worth
Penny Mordaunt has a Net Worth estimated to be about $6 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a politician.
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