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Penny Mordaunt

Penny Mordaunt is the UK's first female defence secretary.

Penny Mordaunt has just been handed her dream job. This daughter of a former paratrooper has been appointed Britain’s new Defence Secretary following Gavin Williamson’s sacking. She’s the first woman ever to hold the role. A Brexiter, Royal Navy reservist, reality TV contestant and one-time magician’s assistant, some Conservatives apparently see Penny Mordaunt as a potential future leader.

Presenter: Mark Coles
Producer: Ben Carter

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Sun 12 May 2019 17:40

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