Mike Penning

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Mike Penning

Mike Penning has been the Conservative Party MP for Hemel Hempstead since 2005. He was a shadow health minister from 2007 to 2010. He was Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (Roads and Motoring) from 2010 to 2012. In 2012, he was appointed a Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office.[1] He was appointed as a junior minister at the Department for Work and Pensions in October 2013.[2]

In July 2014, he was appointed as Minister of State at the Home Office and Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice.[3]

In the 2015 general election, Penning was re-elected with a majority of 14,420. [4]




  1. Mike Penning, www.parliament.uk, accessed 7 October 2013.
  2. Michael Moore axed as Scottish secretary as reshuffle begins, BBC News, 7 October 2013.
  3. Ministerial appointments: July 2014, Prime Minister's Office, 15 July 2014.
  4. Conservative Party holds Hertfordshire seats BBC News, 8 May 2015, accessed 18 May 2015
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Register of interests of members' secretaries and research assistants, 23 March 2016, parliament.uk, accessed 22 April 2016