The first in her family to attend university, Mordaunt worked at Conservative Campaign HQ for a number of years, as well as the Head of Foreign Press for George W Bush's presidential campaign in 2000. Following on from this, Mordaunt worked in several roles as a communications manager in large organisations, including the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Freight Transport Association and the National Lottery.
Mordaunt became MP for Portsmouth North in 2010. She has held numerous Ministerial positions in departments such as - the Ministry of Defence, Department for Work and Pensions and the Cabinet Office. Following a relatively brief stint as Minister of State for Trade Policy, Mordaunt was appointed upon Truss becoming Prime Minister to Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council.
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Mordaunt's stock in the Conservative Party has risen considerably after coming 3rd in the leadership election, being pipped to the post by Truss at the end. At one point, she was tipped to win the crown altogether. In a savvy political move Mordaunt threw herself behind the Truss leadership campaign, and has been selected for the role as the Leader of the House of Commons. Mordaunt could use this role to boost her popularity with MPs further, and interestingly takes her away from making difficult and unpopular decisions in a Government department.