Nusrat Ghani

Conservative MP for Wealden

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
  • Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
  • maritime security
  • skills and apprenticeships
  • the Year of Engineering

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News

WEALDEN'S ARTYTIME SECURES LOTTERY GRANT

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, was delighted to hear that Artytime, a Crowborough based Community Company run mainly by volunteers, was awarded a grant from the National Lottery Fund.  Artytime has many projects running in the Wealden area, fulfilling their mission of bringing arts and crafts to all

MP CONGRATULATES GROOMBRIDGE HALL ON ITS GRANT

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, was delighted to hear that the King Edward VII Institute, which runs Groombridge Village Hall, has received a grant of £10,000 from the Lottery Community Fund. 

MP WELCOMES ONGOING SUPPORT FOR THE VULNERABLE

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has welcomed the news that over 1.5 million food parcels have been delivered to those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, with hundreds of thousands more parcels expected to be delivered across the country in the coming weeks.

MP CONTINUES VIRTUAL ADVICE SURGERIES 

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, continues to host virtual advice surgeries for constituents, in place of her regular face-to-face surgeries during the Coronavirus pandemic.

MP WELCOMES ACTION ON COVID CYBER CRIME

Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden, has welcomed the Government's recently announced action to combat COVID-19 related scams and frauds.  Sadly, criminals are trying to take advantage of these challenging times to target people with online scams, in particular the most vulnerable members of society. 

CELEBRATE VE-DAY "AT HOME", URGES MP

Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden, has encouraged constituents to celebrate from home the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe on Friday 8th May.

MP WELCOMES BOUNCE BACK LOANS

Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden, has welcomed the 100% Government guaranteed Bounce Back loan which offers another crucial lifeline to local businesses who may have found other government support, including the CBIL scheme, difficult to access.

MP BACKS SUSSEX POLICE'S DOMESTIC ABUSE CAMPAIGN

Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden, has welcomed the next steps in Sussex Police’s initiative to raise awareness of domestic abuse during the current lockdown.  Working with supermarkets across Sussex to encourage reporting and enable the identification and safeguarding of victims, Sussex Police will b