Penny Mordaunt: Remembering Britain's new defence secretary's iconic 2014 moment

Lucy Anna Gray@LucyAnnaGray
Wednesday 01 May 2019 19:00
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Theresa May has sacked Gavin Williamson with what has got to be one of the most humiliating dismissal letters of all time and appointed Penny Mordaunt in his place.

So who is replacing the defence secretary who once told Russia to 'go away and shut up'?

Former international development secretary Penny Mordaunt will be filling his shoes, propelling her further into Theresa May's inner circle, and potentially shifting her up the Tory leadership list.

Penny Mordaunt has been pushed into the deep end (do you see where this is going yet?), continuing as minister for women and qualities as well as diving (how about now?) into her new role as defence secretary.

In honour of her promotion, here's one of our all-time favourite Penny Mordaunt moments. That's right, her fabulous belly-flop on Splash! Here's the Portsmouth North MP making waves in 2014.

That clip will never get old.

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