Nus Ghani was born in Birmingham in 1972 and educated in state schools before studying at Birmingham City University. After graduating she headed to Leeds for a master's degree before beginning her career in politics. Her employment has included the charities Age UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer as well as later work for the BBC World Service.
Ms Ghani first stood as a parliamentary candidate for Birmingham Ladywood at the 2010 general election before being selected in December 2013 as the prospective parliamentary candidate for Wealden on the announcement of retirement by the sitting MP, Charles Hendry
In the 2015 general election Nus Ghani became the first female MP to hold the seat being elected with a majority of 22,967. In the 2017 general election Nus won 61.2% of the votes in Wealden, increasing her majority to 23,628. In July 2017, and again in December 2019.
I am delighted most recently to have been appointed as a Government Whip and a Minister in the Department for Transport. In this role, I am responsible for:
- accessibility across all transport modes
- buses and taxis
- high speed rail (HS2)
- Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
- maritime security
- skills and apprenticeships
- the Year of Engineering
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