LONDON ̵1; The route to popularity among UK Conservatives is simple – just successfully swing a giant sword at the coronation of the king.
Fresh from his exploits at the coronation of King Charles III first mayHouse of Commons leader Penny Mordaunt is now – according to grassroots Tory website ConservativeHome – the second most popular cabinet minister in the UK government, behind only Defense Secretary Ben Wallace.
In his role as Lord President of the Privy Council, Mordaunt attracted international attention as he carried the Sword of State and the jewel sword presented to Charles when he was formally crowned. the sword is from become a tourist hit at the Tower of London.
Latest from Conhome Monthly Cabinet League Table RankingParty members’ polls suggest Mordaunt’s part in the royal fanfare hits all the right notes with Tory loyalists.
In May’s list, Mordaunt climbed from fourth most popular minister to second place with a net satisfaction rating of 62.4.
Mordaunt displaced Business and Trade Secretary Cammy Badenoch, who has seen his popularity among members plummet since his decision to defraud the government’s so-called.Brexit Bonfire Bill‘EU law upheld. Badenoch is now fourth in the rankings, having previously claimed second place behind Wallace, who has been consistently ranked high among Tory members amid the Ukraine war.
Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and Health Secretary Steve Barclay are the other senior ministers who feature in the top five.
Rishi Sunak is the 14th most popular minister in the rankings, while a record six ministers are now in negative ratings, suggesting they all need to step up their massive ceremonial sword game.