Nusrat Ghani

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, 

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

ELECTION PRIORITIES

Today, new research has revealed that Jeremy Corbyn’s tax plans will mean a £2,400 bill for you and your family – the equivalent of an entire month’s pay for the average earner. Labour’s £384 billion blackhole will be paid for by hardworking people.

CYSTIC FIBROSIS DRUG NOW ON THE NHS

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden has assiduously campaigned for lifesaving Cystic Fibrosis drugs to be made available on the NHS. Last year Nus Ghani met a Horam resident, Christina Walker at an event hosted by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

MP CELEBRATES WORK OF LIFEBOAT CHARITIES

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden is due to announce the winners of a recent allocation of £1million to provide lifesaving equipment to independent lifeboat charities, whose work was celebrated at the House of Commons.

MP DROPS IN ON BREWERY

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden visited Gun Brewery, an award-winning local brewery known for its innovative “special beer” near Chiddingly.

MP MEETS WEALDEN'S WINE PRODUCERS

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden met with UK wine producers at an event organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Wine & Spirit Group in conjunction with the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

MP SUPPORTS CHILDREN'S CHARITY

 

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, reiterated her commitment to ensuring that the UK is the “safest place to be online” for children at Barnardo’s new social media safety campaign.

'DON'T MISS OUT ON LOTTERY FUNDS', URGES MP

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, is encouraging local charities and community groups to apply for funding from a pot of over £3 million that has been raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

MP VISITS AT CANADIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATION

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, joined with members of the Crowborough Royal British Legion, and cadets from Crowborough, at the Canadian War Memorial, to commemorate 9 Canadian soldiers, of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment, who were killed by a flying bomb on July 5th 1944.