The Rt Hon Mike Penning MP


Mike Penning was appointed Minister of State for the Ministry of Defence on 15 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Hemel Hempstead in 2005.

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister of State for the Armed Forces

    • 2016 to 2017
  2. Minister for Policing, Fire and Criminal Justice and Victims

    • 2014 to 2016
  3. Minister of State for Disabled People

    • 2013 to 2014
  4. Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office

    • 2012 to 2013
  5. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

    • 2010 to 2012


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  1. Armed Forces Minister attends EU meeting

    • News story
  2. UK maritime forces visit Vietnam with French naval task group

    • News story
  3. HMS Enterprise returns home after three years on Navy operations

    • News story
  4. Armed Forces Minister underlines UK commitment to Africa

    • News story
  5. British troops continue support to UN South Sudan mission

    • News story
  6. Armed Forces Minister confirms increase in support to Afghanistan

    • News story
  7. Lance Corporal Scott Hetherington has died

    • News story
  8. uk4u Thanks! launches 2016 Christmas box appeal

    • Press release
  9. HMS Enterprise praised for saving lives in the Mediterranean

    • News story
  10. Armed Forces Minister praises strong UK-Chile ties

    • News story