July 15, 2016 / 7:53 PM / 4 years ago

May names Penny Mordaunt as junior work and pensions minister

Britain's Minister of State for The Armed Forces Penny Mordaunt is seen speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show in this photograph received via the BBC in London May 22, 2016. Jeff Overs/Courtesy of BBC/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s new Prime Minister Theresa May has named lawmaker Penny Mordaunt as a junior minister in the country’s work and pensions department, part of a new-look cabinet announced by May after she succeeded David Cameron on Wednesday.

May appointed Damian Green, another Conservative member of parliament, as the lead work and pensions minister on Thursday.

Downing Street also said on Friday that Mike Penning would serve as a junior minister in the defence ministry.

Writing by William Schomberg; Editing by Catherine Evans

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