Nusrat Ghani MP

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

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.

MP WELCOMES ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, as welcomed news that children and young people in Wealden are to benefit from additional mental health support. All schools and colleges in Wealden will be offered mental health training as part of the Government’s commitment to providing more joined up care.

NUS - A 'BEER CHAMPION'

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, received a special award, in recognition of her support for the Long Live the Local campaign and helping to secure consecutive freezes in beer duty.

MP VISITS BATTERED PUB

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, visited the King’s Arms, Rotherfield, in order to assess the recent damage caused by HGVs and to meet Chris and Antonia, who run the pub, to offer her support.