Penny Mordaunt appointed new UK aid minister: PM May’s office

Britain's Conservative MP Penny Mordaunt arrives in Downing Street, London
Britain's Conservative MP Penny Mordaunt arrives in Downing Street, London, Britain, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Mary Turner

November 9, 2017

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office confirmed that Penny Mordaunt has been appointed Britain’s new minister for international development, replacing Priti Patel who resigned on Wednesday over undisclosed meetings with Israeli officials that breached protocol.

(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Stephen Addison)