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Penny Mordaunt confirms Online Safety Bill will return to Parliament next month

The Online Safety Bill has made a comeback on the Government’s legislative programme, with its remaining stages due to be provisionally debated on Monday, December 5.Commons Leader Penny Mordaunt outlined the forthcoming parliamentary business in the House of Commons, which finally included a date for the bumper piece of legislation.More than four years in the making, the Online Safety Bill in its current form would require social media and other platforms to protect their users from harmful content, with large fines and the threat of having their site blocked if they were found to breach the new rules, which will...
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Penny Mordaunt says Splash! reality show gig didn’t affect her duties as MP

Penny Mordaunt defended her reality television experiences and said it did not affect her duties as an MP after Matt Hancock’s move to join I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! was raised in parliament.Discussing her appearance on ITV show Splash! in 2014, the Commons leader said she was compared to “a paving slab being pushed off a scaffold” – but insisted she could still work as an MP.Mr Hancock, the former health secretary, had the Tory whip suspended after it emerged that he was joining the ITV reality show at a time when parliament is sitting.Government minister Graham Stuart...
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Liz Truss not ruling out emergency payments, says Penny Mordaunt

A senior ally of Liz Truss says the Tory leadership candidate has not ruled out giving help to families struggling with the cost of living crisis. Penny Mordaunt claimed that to say so was "overinterpreting" what Ms Truss had previously said. The foreign secretary had said she would focus on...

Penny Mordaunt endorses ex-leadership rival Liz Truss to replace Boris Johnson

Liz Truss has received a boost in her bid to replace Boris Johnson after she received the backing of former leadership rival Penny Mordaunt.Trade minister Ms Mordaunt narrowly lost out to Ms Truss for a place in the final two in the Conservative Party leadership race with Rishi Sunak.Ms Mordaunt opened the latest hustings in Exeter by giving her support to Foreign Secretary Ms Truss, calling her the “hope candidate”.The Portsmouth North MP said the Conservatives will “short-change the country, we may lose an election” if they get the decision wrong.Seeing her over the last few weeks has made...

Penny Mordaunt backs Liz Truss in contest to be next Tory leader

Penny Mordaunt has backed Liz Truss to become prime minister, saying the Conservatives “may lose an election” if they made the wrong decision in the contest. Mordaunt, who was beaten by Truss to be Rishi Sunak’s challenger in the final stage of the Conservative leadership race, said Truss was “the hope candidate”. “Seeing her over the last few weeks has made me want to help her, to help her win, to help build the team we need to win the country, and to give ourselves as a party and as a nation the pride and confidence we need to reach our full potential,” the Portsmouth North MP said.
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Tory leadership: Penny Mordaunt backs Liz Truss to be prime minister

Liz Truss has received a boost in her bid to become the next prime minister after her candidacy was backed by former leadership rival Penny Mordaunt. The trade minister was knocked out of the race after finishing third behind Ms Truss and ex-chancellor Rishi Sunak. Ms Mordaunt gave Ms Truss...
Telegraph

Liz Truss is the candidate of hope, declares Penny Mordaunt

Penny Mordaunt has backed Liz Truss’ bid to become prime minister, hailing her as the "hope candidate". Speaking at a hustings in Exeter, the former defence secretary - who came third in the Conservative leadership contest - said deciding between Ms Truss and Rishi Sunak had been "difficult" but that she had "seen enough".
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Penny Mordaunt backs Liz Truss at latest Tory leadership hustings event

Penny Mordaunt has revealed she is backing her former leadership rival Liz Truss, providing a boost to the Foreign Secretary's bid to replace Boris Johnson. Ms Mordaunt, the Minister of State for Trade Policy, made the surprise announcement after narrowly losing to Ms Truss for a place in the final two in the Conservative Party leadership race with Rishi Sunak.
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Police probe death threats to Portsmouth MP Penny Mordaunt

Police are investigating death threats against a Conservative MP. The threat was sent to the constituency office of Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt. The Portsmouth News reported that the letter included threats to "shoot her in the head" and "kill her family". Ms Mordaunt, who was voted out of the...