Penelope Mary Mordaunt is a British politician who served as Secretary of State for Defence from May to July 2019. A member of the Conservative Party, she has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Portsmouth North since 2010. She has also served as Minister for Women and Equalities since 2018; Mordaunt was Secretary of State for International Development from 2017 to 2019.
Britain is rightly concerned about protecting its goods in the Strait of Hormuz, defense minister Penny Mordaunt said on Thursday following tensions with Iran over the passage of vessels in the Gulf. Reuters - Published