The Hammersmith & Fulham Christmas Party is on 4th December with special guest Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, the Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women.
Come and join us for an evening of wine, canapes and the first mince pies of the year (and of course the traditional raffle!). The highlight of the evening will be the possibility of seeing the Hammersmith Chairman dressed as Santa Claus.... surely a sight not to be missed.
The venue for this event will be in Hammersmith and will be announced to registered attendees 48 hours prior to the event.
Penny Mordaunt was appointed Secretary of State for International Development on 9 November 2017. She was appointed Minister for Women and Equalities on 30 April 2018. She was Minister of State for Department for Work and Pensions from 15 July 2016 to 9 November 2017. She was elected Conservative MP for Portsmouth North in 2010.
She was educated at Oaklands RC Comprehensive School and at Reading University where she read Philosophy.
Penny worked for Conservative Central Office, becoming Head of Broadcasting under William Hague. In 2000 she served as Head of Foreign Press for George W. Bush’s presidential election campaign.
In Parliament, Penny served on the European Scrutiny Committee, Defence Select Committee, and as chairman of the APPGs for Life Science and for Ageing and Older People. In autumn 2013 she was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon. Philip Hammond MP. She served as Minister of State for the Armed Forces from May 2015 until July 2016.
Career outside politics
Penny worked as an aid worker in post-revolutionary Romania before and during university. She was director of communications at Kensington & Chelsea Council and the Freight Transport Association and was a director of Diabetes UK, the Community Fund and the Big Lottery Fund. In 2004 Penny founded a media company, which she sold in 2010.