Penny Mordaunt Biography

Penny Mordaunt is a successful British Conservative Party politician who is currently serving as a Member of Parliament. After the controversial resignation of current British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Penny is one of the frontrunners whom we might see as the next PM. She has been serving for Portsmouth North since 2010 and she has been serving as a Paymaster General since February 2020. She is preceded by Oliver Dowden under Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Early Life 

Penny Mordaunt was born as Penelope Mary Mordaunt on March 4, 1973. She was born to her father John Mordaunt and her mother Jennifer in Torquay, Devon in the United Kingdom. She has two brothers called James, who is her twin brother, and a younger brother Edward. Her mother is the relative of the first Labor Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Snowden.

Penny as a student attended Oaklands Roman Catholic School Academy located in Waterloo Ville, Hampshire. She then attended studied drama at the Victory Land Theatre School. Later, Penny read Philosophy at the University of Reading from where she graduated in 1995.

Penny Mordaunt Career

Penny was selected as a Conservative Candidate for Portsmouth North in November 2003. In January 2006, Penny was re-elected at the 2010 general election after which she was re-elected at the 2015 and 2017 general elections. After her elections, she became a member of the Public Bill Committee for the Defense Reform Act 2014.

On November 9, 2017, she was appointed as the Secretary of State for International Development after Priti Patel resigned from her seat. In 2018, Penny became Minister for Women and Equalities where she replaced Amber Rudd who had resigned due to the Windrush Scandal.

After which on May 1, 2019, Penny was appointed as the first Defense Secretary due to the dismissal of Gavin Williamson. Penny left the Government on July 24, 2019, after Boris Johnson was elected as Prime Minister.

She re-joined the Government in February 2020, where she joined as the Paymaster General at the Cabinet Office succeeding Oliver Dowden. Penny served as the UK alternate co-chair of the EU Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee. Currently, Penny is the only female MP who is a Royal Naval Reservist.

Penny Mordaunt Biography

Real Name Penelope Mary Mordaunt
Birth Date March 4, 1973
Age (as of 2023) 50 Years
Birth Place Torquay, Devon, Emgland
Nationality British
Profession Politician & Paymaster General
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Pisces

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 62 kg  –  in Pounds –  136 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Green


Father John Mordaunt
Mother Jeniffer Mordaunt
Brother Two (James & Edward Mordaunt)


School Oaklands Roman Catholic School Academy
College University of Reading

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Who is her husband? Paul, Murray (m. 1999–2000)

Personal Life

Penny is a woman who is currently single. Penny met Paul Murray in 1999, while they were students at Reading University. After their relationship, the couple got married but ended their marriage with a divorce a year later. A few years later, Penny started dating Ian Lyon, who is a classical singer. They were in a long-term relationship but due to some reason, they are not together anymore.

Penny Mordaunt Net Worth

As a politician and the MP, Penny earns an estimated net worth of $5 million through her job in the Government. Now as she is serving as Paymaster general, her net worth is expected to increase. She has experience as a politician for more than 15 years which helps her to make better and wise decisions.


  • When Penny was 14 years old, her mother dies due to cancer.
  • Penny after her graduation focused on Public relations in different sectors.
  • She worked as the Head of Broadcasting for two years under the party leader Williams Hague.
  • Penny has also worked as a communications specialist for the Freight Transport Associations before 2000.
  • From 2001 to 2003, she worked as a communications director for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
  • Penny became one of the six directors at Charity Diabetes UK in 2006.
  • She was the first member of her family to attend a University.
  • Penny’s twin brother is openly gay.
  • Penny has contributed and has shown her interest in politics by experiencing work in hospitals and orphanages.
  • In 2018, an investigation by the Times newspaper revealed that the allegations of Penny were misconduct by Oxfam staff in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake where Penny claimed that Oxfam received 32 million euros for that.

3 thoughts on “Penny Mordaunt Biography”

  1. Penny Mordaunt, during the coronation, with her dignity, simple elegance outshined the whole lot. Didn’t care for big ears and old prune face but was extremely proud of her. People, like her put the Great into Great Britain. Thank you, Penny for being a shining example of ordinary women. May you have a long and successful life.

  2. My thoughts are with penny for her future , she will go on to achieve greater things , she has the potential to be PM , and would I am sure do a fine service to the country, her tenacity , honesty and clear thinking would be a huge benefit to her party and the house , her speeches are accurate and fearless her delivery is astounding , I reserve a special place in my heart for her , I wish her well and God’s guidance wonderful lady .


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