Spring Drinks

Date
Thursday, 18th April 2019
Time
7.00pm

The Hammersmith & Fulham Spring Drinks 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 good company.

The venue for this event will be in Hammersmith and will be announced to registered attendees 48 hours prior to the event.

Tickets for the party are available here. They cost £25 each.

Penny Mordaunt

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.

Education
She was educated at Oaklands RC Comprehensive School and at Reading University where she read Philosophy.

Political career
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.