Penny Mordaunt appointed new UK aid minister - PM May's office

by Reuters
Thursday, 9 November 2017 14:50 GMT

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

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Mordaunt replaces Priti Patel who resigned on Wednesday over undisclosed meetings with Israeli officials that breached protocol

LONDON, Nov 9 (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)

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