Penelope Mary Mordaunt (born 4 March 1973) 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 served as Minister for Women and Equalities from 2018 to 2019 and Secretary of State for International Development from 2017 to 2019.
== Quotes ==
=== 2018 ===
We asked the people to decide, they decided... that means we can't come up with something else in Parliament
Brexit: Theresa May says David Cameron 'not advising her' BBC News (17 December 2018)
=== 2019 ===
I stayed in cabinet and fought to try and get a deal and to try and build a consensus, both in my party and but also in Parliament. What we have learnt though is if you are trying to get that objective, you can't take no deal off the table.
Tory leadership: Johnson warns party of risk of Brexit 'extinction' BBC News (5 June 2019)In recent days, in my discussions that I have had with people on the EU side of the negotiating table, I am really optimistic and I think they understand they have to move on some things. I voted to Leave and I still remain optimistic that we can get a good deal for the UK.
Tory leadership: Johnson warns party of risk of Brexit 'extinction' BBC News (5 June 2019)
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