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Penny Mordaunt: British politician (born 1973)
Penelope Mary Mordaunt is a British politician who has been Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council since September 2022. A member of the Conservative Party, she has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Portsmouth North since May 2010. She served as a junior minister under Boris Johnson, having previously served in Theresa May's Cabinet as Secretary of State for International Development from 2017 to 2019, and as Secretary of State for Defence from May to July 2019. She ran twice for the Conservative party leadership in July–September, and October 2022, losing to Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak respectively.

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Penny Mordaunt pulls out of Tory leadership race, paving way for Rishi Sunak to become next PM

Penny Mordaunt has dropped out of the Conservative leadership race at the last minute after failing to secure 100 backers, paving the way for Rishi Sunak to become the next prime minister.
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It was the most Johnson way of admitting defeat - and there was even a hint he might make a comeback

it was the most johnson way of admitting defeat - and there was even a hint he might make a comeback
After a mad dash back from his Caribbean holiday, a flurry of canvassing, secret summits with rivals Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt, and a significant pro-Johnson air war campaign, Boris Johnson..
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Mordaunt rejects request from Johnson to back him, sources say

mordaunt rejects request from johnson to back him, sources say
Penny Mordaunt has rejected a call by Boris Johnson to pull out of the Tory leadership race and back him for prime minister instead, sources close to her have told Sky News.
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Liz Truss 'misinterpreted' over 'no handouts' remark, her supporters say

Liz Truss was not ruling out future cost of living support when she said she would reject "handouts", her supporters have said, with prominent backer Penny Mordaunt claiming the comments were..
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Penny Mordaunt's endorsement is a boost for the Truss camp and a crushing blow for Sunak

penny mordaunt's endorsement is a boost for the truss camp and a crushing blow for sunak
It's the endorsement both candidates desperately wanted in the battle for the Tory crown.
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Liz Truss wins backing of former Tory leadership rival Penny Mordaunt

liz truss wins backing of former tory leadership rival penny mordaunt
Former Tory leadership contender Penny Mordaunt has endorsed Liz Truss in the race to be prime minister, in a huge blow to Rishi Sunak.
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Police investigate death threat sent to ex-Tory leadership contender

Police are investigating a death threat sent to former Tory leadership contender Penny Mordaunt while she was part of the race for Number 10.
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Penny Mordaunt dismisses claims about her views on trans rights as 'smears'

penny mordaunt dismisses claims about her views on trans rights as 'smears'
Penny Mordaunt has dismissed claims about her views on trans rights as "smears" - as former Conservative Party leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith questioned whether the trade minister is experienced enough..
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Rishi Sunak vows to scrap EU laws as Penny Mordaunt under scrutiny over trans rights

rishi sunak vows to scrap eu laws as penny mordaunt under scrutiny over trans rights
Rishi Sunak has vowed to scrap hundreds of remaining EU laws and regulations if he triumphs in the Tory leadership race, as Penny Mordaunt faces scrutiny for her views on trans rights.
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'They don't want to run against me': Mordaunt says leadership rivals fear facing her most

'they don't want to run against me': mordaunt says leadership rivals fear facing her most
Penny Mordaunt has said fellow Conservative leadership candidates are trying to stop her from getting to the final round of the contest because she is who they most fear competing against head-to-head.
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Who is Penny Mordaunt, the Navy reservist and ex-magician's assistant vying to become PM?

who is penny mordaunt, the navy reservist and ex-magician's assistant vying to become pm?
Currently second to Rishi Sunak in the Conservative leadership contest, Penny Mordaunt has fast become a serious candidate to be the next prime minister.
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Penny Mordaunt suffers first setback as MPs attack over trans issues

penny mordaunt suffers first setback as mps attack over trans issues
Tory leadership favourite Penny Mordaunt suffered her first setback of the campaign when she was attacked by MPs over her stance on trans issues.
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Penny Mordaunt is latest Tory to enter leadership race to replace Johnson as prime minister

penny mordaunt is latest tory to enter leadership race to replace johnson as prime minister
Trade minister Penny Mordaunt has joined the Tory leadership race, becoming the ninth person to enter the field.
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More ministerial appointments emerge as PM's reshuffle continues

Penny Mordaunt has been appointed as minister of state at the Department for International Trade after Boris Johnson reshuffled the main cabinet positions yesterday.
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