May 1, 2019 / 5:24 PM / 2 months ago

CORRECTED-Britain appoints Penny Mordaunt as new defence secretary

(Corrects Williamson’s first name in paragraph 1.)

LONDON, May 1 (Reuters) - Britain’s government said on Wednesday Penny Mordaunt had been named defence secretary to replace Gavin Williamson, who was sacked over the leak of information about Chinese telecoms company Huawei.

Mordaunt was previously the minister for international development. (Reporting by Andy Bruce Editing by Peter Graff)

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