Penny Mordaunt

The Secretary of State for International Development

Portsmouth North Conservative

Penny Mordaunt’s voting in Parliament

Penny Mordaunt is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Penny Mordaunt sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Penny Mordaunt voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Penny Mordaunt has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 20 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Non-governmental Organisations 15 Mar 2018

    At the Safeguarding Summit on 5 March, I announced that DFID will put in place new, enhanced and specific safeguarding standards within our due diligence process for all non-governmental organisations. This will include an assessment of codes of conduct, how organisations identify and respond to incidents, and how risk management places safeguarding and beneficiaries at its core. New funds to...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Syria: Overseas Aid 5 Mar 2018

    Humanitarian access to Eastern Ghouta is severely constrained by the Assad regime. Where and when access allows, DFID’s humanitarian partners are providing health and nutrition, livelihoods and food security, winter clothing, clean water, and protection. The UK continues to press for full and sustained humanitarian access. We co-sponsored the UN Security Council resolution demanding a...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Charities: Sexual Offences 5 Mar 2018

    Details of all external Ministerial meetings, including those with charities, are available in our transparency data on At official level, we regularly meet with partners and sexual exploitation and abuse is one of a number of issues that we raise. The International Development Secretary has written to every UK charity that receives UK aid insisting that they set out the steps they...

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Conservative MP for Portsmouth North

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Penny Mordaunt campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Defence
  • Treasury
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • NHS: Conditions of Employment
  • Cancer: Drugs
  • Military Aircraft
  • Bill of Rights
  • Film

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for International Development (since 9 Nov 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (15 Jul 2016 to 9 Nov 2017)
  • Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces) (8 May 2015 to 15 Jul 2016)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (14 Jul 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Defence Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 4 Nov 2013)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 16 Jul 2013)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 9 Sep 2013)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Penny Mordaunt’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 91.73% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 123 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Penny Mordaunt’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 265 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Mar 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
24 November 2017, received £150 from the BBC, Broadcasting House, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR, for an appearance on Any Questions. Hours: 2 hrs including preparation. (Registered 08 February 2018)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Industrial Maintenance Services
Address of donor: Portfield Road, Portsmouth O3 5FL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 4854832

(Registered 07 July 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Since May 2015 I have been a Royal Naval Reservist on List 6, which means that I have no Annual Training Commitment and receive no remuneration. (Registered 23 February 2016)

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